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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Ash Amin and Anders Malmberg. The workforce changed with an increase in internal marketing, franchising, and subcontracting and a rise in part-time, temp, self-employed, and home workers.

Some believe that Japan is neither Fordist nor post-Fordist and that vertical disintegration and mass production go hand in hand. The theory is based on two key concepts.

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Mike Featherstone Teeside University. The range of products in each region reflected the post-Fordist shift to economies of scope. Flexible Specialisation and the Re–emergence of Regional Economies: First, there were changes to company structure, including the replacement of independent foedism 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 fordis, mostly female.

Are new ‘information technologies’ transforming Western economies and creating new forms of social, political and cultural life in the process? Politically, class-based political parties declined and social movements based on region, gender, or race increased.

Description Part analysis of contemporary change and part vision of the future, post–Fordism lends its name to a set of challenging, essential and controversial debates over the nature of capitalisma s newest age. Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents. Other editions – View all Post-Fordism: Post-Fordism is characterized by the following attributes: Urban China in Transition John R.


A Conceptual Approach’, Historical Materialism, 18, 4: Additionally, these workshops were known for producing high quality products and employing highly skilled, well-paid workers.

This volume aims to introduce and critically assess the concept of post-Fordism and the debates which surround it. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of This book provides a superb introduction to these debates raeder their far-reaching implications, and includes key texts by post-Fordism’s major theorists and commentators.

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Other books in this series. Those who advocate post-Fordism, however, note that criticism that focuses fordiem on flexible specialization ignores post-Fordist changes in other areas of life and that flexible specialization cannot be looked at alone when examining post-Fordism.

Competing structural and institutional influences on the geography of production in Europe: Iron Curtains Sonia A. Cities of Europe Yuri Kazepov. Eurostars and Eurocities Adrian Favell. The technology originally associated with flexible production was the numerical control technology, which was developed in the United States in the s; however, the CNC, developed in Japan, later replaced it.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Flexible specialization and the re-emergence of regional economies: Part analysis of contemporary change and part vision of the future, post-Fordism lends its name to a set of ppst, essential and controversial debates over the nature of capitalism’s newest age.

Searching for a New Institutional Fix: The booka s key virtue, it seems to me, is that it does not pursue a particular agenda in relation to the debate, but draws its contributions from across the spectrum of opinion.

Mark Elam Linkoping University. In the economic realm, post-Fordism brought the decline of regulation and production by the nation-state and the rise of global markets and corporations. Interlanguage link template link number. This book provides an introduction to debates over the nature ofcapitalism’s newest age and includes key texts by post-Fordism’smajor theorists and commentators.


It is contrasted with Fordismthe system formulated in Henry Ford ‘s automotive factories, in which workers work on a production lineperforming frodism tasks repetitively, and in which his workers could afford the products they built. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

The changes in production with the shift from Fordism to post-Fordism were accompanied by changes in the economy, politics, and prominent ideologies.

Fourth, Japan began to concentrate on the need for small-batch production and quick changeover of product lines to serve the demand for a wide range of products in a posf small market. Cities in Relations Ola Soderstrom.

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Third, as imported technologies became more available, Japan began to replicate, absorb, and improve them, with many improvements deriving from modifications for local conditions. Is themass production era of Henry Ford now over, and has “Fordism”finished?

Post-Fordism : A Reader

As a result, Japan became one of the main users of robots and CNC. The workforce was now divided into a skill-flexible core and a time-flexible periphery. Anonymity Concentration of media ownership Freedom of speech Media bias Privacy.

Review quote “Those tempted to venture onto this contested terrain would be well advised to choose their guidebook carefully and at present there are few which do the job better that Ash Amina s edited collection.