post-Fordism

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post-Fordism

(ˌpəʊstˈfɔːdɪzəm)
n
(Commerce) the idea that modern industrial production has moved away from mass production in huge factories, as pioneered by Henry Ford, towards specialized markets based on small flexible manufacturing units
ˌpost-ˈFordist adj
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The Poverty of Philosophy: Realism and PostFordism. Critical Inquiry.
In response to Neoliberal economics and Postfordism, humanist humanities are reconfigured as posthumanities.
Three periods can be considered to study the role of government in the economy of the environment in developing countries: the colonial period, independence period (the period after World War II), and postFordism or the era of economic globalization.
Vidal, M (2013) 'Postfordism as a dysfunctional accumulation regime: a comparative analysis of the USA, the UK and Germany', Work, Employment and Society, 27(3) pp.
He is the author of Rethinking the Political Economy of Punishment: Perspectives on Postfordism and Penal Politics (2006) and several articles and book chapters on punishment and social control across Europe and the United States.
Whether described as postindustrialism, postmodernity, postfordism ...
However, in the 21st century political, sociological, economic and pedagogical discourse focuses on the term "globalization", an expression which is close to other labels like "postfordism" (or neofordism), "postindustrialism", "informational society" from a sociological perspective, or the term "multiple modernities" from a cultural perspective (the de-Westernisation of our view of modernity) (Sachsenmaier, 2010).
Changing Classes: Postfordism and Quality Control in a Michigan School District.
Knowledge cultures is an approach to philosophy of education that ties it to contemporary debates about knowledge and the value of knowledge, especially those accounts that draw on the concepts of "postindustrialism," "postFordism," "knowledge economy," "creative economy," and open source models of scientific communication, scholarship and science.
On what grounds is it then convincing to talk about the gender of postFordism? I would propose that a significant element in the shift to postFordism was the expansion of the possibilities for women's employment across many countries and particularly in the affluent countries where there had been a strong feminist movement through the 1960s arguing for gender equality and for the right to work and thus for women to be no longer economically dependent for their survival on a husband.