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Post-Fordism

Post-Fordism is a term used to summarize the discussions around changes associated with the crises of capitalism experienced in industrial societies. It is seen to emerge as a response to the conditions of the 1970s, where Fordism as a means of production and the regime of accumulation became unstable. Post-Fordism did not replace Fordism, but it simply represented an alternative framework for approaching systems of capitalist accumulation. As has been pointed out by Andrew Sayer and Richard Walker, there was not a single moment when Fordism ended and post-Fordism began, but rather the Fordist system became challenged, and this led to the emergence of different logics of production and accumulation.

Fordism referred to the mode of production that emerged from the car industry in the 1900s. ...

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