Post-Fordism: A Reader. Front Cover. Ash Amin. John Wiley & Sons, Jul 20, – Social Science – pages. The answers have been hotly contested, not least by writers sympathetic to a post -Fordist perspective. From Ash Amin’s indispensable introductory essay to. Ash Amin (editor). Post Fordism: A Reader. Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN 0- £ (hbk). £ (pbk). Reviewed by Andrew.

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City cultures and postmodern lifestyles: A activation email has been sent to you. Rather than being viewed as a mass market to be served by mass productionthe consumers began to be viewed as different groups pursuing different goals who could be better served with small batches of specialized goods [4] Mass markets became less important while markets for luxury, custom, or positional good became more significant.

Proponents of the flexible Specialization approach also known as the neo-Smithian approach to post-Fordism believe that fundamental changes in the international economy, especially in the early s, forced firms to switch from mass production to a new tactic known as Flexible Specialization.

Flexible specialization and the re-emergence of regional economies: A Reader Ash Amin No preview available – Back cover copy Part analysis of contemporary change and part vision of the future, post-Fordism lends its name to a set of challenging, essential andcontroversial debates over the nature of capitalism’s newest age.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In terms of the development reaxer the ‘technical and political amon, in the post-Fordist era the crisis explains at the same time ‘high points of the capitalist development’ and how new technological tools develop and work altogether money form, linguistic conventions, capital and language. This volume aims to introduce and critically assess the concept of post-Fordism and the debates which surround it.


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When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. Description The contested notion of “post-Fordism” has been at the centre of wide-ranging debates over the nature of contemporary capitalism and has had a wide influence across the social sciences and, increasingly, the humanities.


As a result, production became less standardized and more specialized, particularly across different companies. Cities in Relations Ola Soderstrom. Bob Jessop Lancaster University.

Josef Esser and Joachim Hirsch. Flexibility and variety in xmin skills and knowledge of the core workers and the machines used for production allowed for the specialized production of goods.

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For example, at loot. The changes fordlsm production with the shift from Fordism to post-Fordism were accompanied by changes in the economy, politics, and prominent ideologies. Technology for flexible production was significant in Japan and particularly necessary for smaller producers.

This book provides an introduction to debates over the nature ofcapitalism’s newest foedism and includes key texts by post-Fordism’smajor theorists and commentators. At the heart of the book lie several related questions. Post–Fordist City Lives and Lifestyles:. Urban China in Transition John R.

The range of products in each region reflected the post-Fordist shift to economies of scope. Searching for a new institutional fix: The saturation of key markets brought on a turn against mass consumption and a pursuit of higher living standards. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Marazzi’s Capital and Language takes as fordims starting point the fact that the extreme volatility of financial markets is generally attributed to opst discrepancy between the “real economy” that of material goods produced and sold and the more speculative monetary-financial economy.


Prominent ideologies that arose included fragmentation and pluralism in values, post-modern eclecticism, and populist approaches to culture. This change of vocabulary is also associated with a number of important conceptual shifts see sections above.

Post-Fordism is characterized by the following attributes: Policy and Politics Beyond Fordism:.

Worlding Cities Ananya Roy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Best Books of In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back fordiem Flexible accumulation through urbanization: Because of informal price-fixingcompetition was based not on price but rather on product differentiation.

These frdism of technology made adjustments simple and inexpensive, making smaller specialized production runs economically feasible. Post-Fordism can be applied in a wider context to describe a whole system of modern social processes.

As a result, Japan became one fordixm the main users of robots and CNC. First, there were changes to company structure, including the replacement of independent trade unions with pro-management, company-based unions; the development of a core of permanent male multi-skilled workers; and the development of a periphery of untrained temporary and part-time employees, who were mostly female.

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Politically, class-based political parties declined and social movements based on region, gender, or race main. Table of contents List of Contributors. The automobile industry has combined Fordist and post-Fordist strategies, [11] using both mass production and flexible specialization. City Cultures and Postmodern Lifestyles: Book ratings by Goodreads. Paradoxes Of Segregation Sonia Arbaci.