Meaning of Fordism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɔːdɪz(ə)m/


mass noun
  • The use in manufacturing industry of the methods pioneered by Henry Ford, typified by large-scale mechanized mass production.

    ‘Very similar points can be made about the relation between Fordism and Total Quality Management.’
    • ‘Since the automobile and the distilling industry are vastly different, the production technology varied greatly to the point that the distilling industry could not use the principles of Fordism that achieved mass production.’
    • ‘Believing that military security depended upon a modernized and industrially competitive France, Michelin selectively embraced aspects of American mass production techniques, notably scientific management and Fordism.’
    • ‘Techniques of industrial mass production, also known as Fordism, created mass consumption, even though very unevenly.’
    • ‘This is reflected in my work on the crisis of Atlantic Fordism and the transition to post-Fordism and the possibilities of delineating a post-Fordist form of state analogous to the Keynesian welfare national state.’
    • ‘Somewhat more inclusively, Fordism is identified with mass production, the use of specialized machinery and semiskilled labor to manufacture standardized products in large volumes.’
    • ‘The effort to place capitalist activity at the centre of the analysis is suggested by the use of the label Fordism to identify the latest stage of development.’
    • ‘He develops this argument through an engagement with regulation theory; that is, the scales of Fordism and the construction of those new scales through which Fordism was undone.’
    • ‘Later in the book, he calls this Fordism because Henry Ford believed that ‘if they pounded away at the root and heart of the family in the home,’ results would be better than if they pounded away at the fellows at their work.’
    • ‘The former phenomenon-the industrialisation of culture-emerged as a process with the rise of Fordism.’
    • ‘Despite the great enthusiasm for American methods, Fordism, as it was becoming known, did not take root in Germany.’
    • ‘The craft unions lost their strong position in the labour market in the wake of Taylorism and Fordism.’
    • ‘The so-called crisis of Fordism should be seen as a crisis of international regulation.’
    • ‘Indeed, the Treaty of Rome contains little, if anything at all, of what is commonly understood by Keynesianism or associated with so-called Fordism.’
    • ‘This kind of Fordism may never have existed but it does provide a point of reference for thinking about forms of capitalism whose contradictions are manageable.’
    • ‘Christian dated the moment of the switch from Fordism to post-Fordism very precisely: October 6, 1979.’
    • ‘Then onto the production line of foodstuffs - Fordism finally harnessed for the benefit of mankind!’
    • ‘At times, it reads like a textbook of social and geographic theory, with chapters devoted to the modernist cultural form, post - modernity, mass consumption, Fordism, and post-Fordism.’
    • ‘By contrast, others have looked at how globalization is associated with the construction of scale, noting the enhanced importance of supra- and subnational scales since the crisis of First World Fordism.’
    • ‘The division of the ‘task unit,’ after all, was crucial to assembly-line mass production and would soon make possible the capital accumulation strategies of Fordism.’