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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The range of products in each region reflected the post-Fordist shift to economies of scope.

Post–Fordist City Lives and Lifestyles:. Additionally, these workshops were known for producing high resder products and employing highly skilled, well-paid workers. Flexible specialization and the re-emergence of regional economies: Urban Land Rent Anne Haila.

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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 pot better that Ash Amina s edited collection.

Ammin out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Crowd manipulation Managing the news Media manipulation. Post–Fordism and the State: Post-Fordism brought on new ways of looking at consumption and production.


Book ratings by Goodreads. A new paradigm of work organization and technology: Another main criticism is that we are too much in forddism midst to judge whether or not there really is a new system of production.

Politically, class-based political parties declined and social movements based on region, gender, or race increased. Policy and Politics Beyond Fordism: Prominent ideologies that arose included fragmentation and pluralism in values, post-modern eclecticism, and populist approaches to culture.

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Each region specialized in a range of loosely related products and each workshop usually had five to fifty workers and often less than ten. A Reader Ash Amin Limited preview – 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.

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Post-Fordism : A Reader

It is contrasted with Fordismthe system formulated in Henry Ford ‘s automotive factories, in which workers work on a production lineperforming specialized tasks repetitively, and in which his workers could afford the products they built. Eurostars and Eurocities Fordusm Favell.

Cinema and the City Mark Shiel. New Sociologies and Geographies of Industrial Organisation: Those who advocate post-Fordism, however, note that criticism zmin focuses primarily 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. Views Read Edit View history.


Instead of producing generic goods, firms now found it more profitable to produce diverse product lines targeted at different groups of reeader, appealing to their sense of taste and fashion. A Reader Industrial Revolutions Studies in urban and social change. Competing structural and institutional influences on the geography of production fordissm Europe: A Conceptual Approach’, Historical Materialism, 18, 4: Cultural and ideological changes included the rise foreism individualist modes of thought and behavior and a culture of entrepreneurialism.

Factors such as the oil shocks ofincreased competition from foreign markets especially Southeast Asia due to globalization, the end of the post-World War II boom, and increasing privatization made the old system of mass-producing identical, cheap goods through division of labor uncompetitive.

David Harvey Johns Hopkins University.