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Author Wigfield, Andrea.

Title Post-Fordism, gender and work / Andrea Wigfield
Published Aldershot : Ashgate, [2001]


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Description viii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Flexible Specialisation or Post-Fordism? -- 3. The Implications of Post-Fordism for Gender Relations at Work -- 4. The Nottinghamshire Clothing Sector -- 5. Team Working and Numerical Flexibility -- 6. Team Working, Functional Flexibility and Technological Change -- 7. Post-Fordism, Gender and Work - Some Conclusions
Summary "In recent years there has been extensive debate concerning the way in which advanced industrialized nations have encountered economic restructuring, experiencing a shift away from the dominance of Fordism and the emergence of more flexible modes of production. The principal theoretical perspectives in this field, the Institutionalist theory of Flexible Specialization and the Regulationist theory of Post-Fordism, fail to adequately incorporate a gender-informed analysis into their respective models of economic restructuring. This book aims to address the gap in existing Post-Fordist literature and is the first of its kind to comprehensively explore gender relations in the Post-Fordist economy. The book incorporates a gender dimension into the economic restructuring debate on both a theoretical and a practical level. It also explores the implications of economic restructuring in the workplace for gender relations. Several questions emerge from this discussion relating to issues around numerical flexibility, functional flexibility and technological change. The volume is intended as an important contribution to both Post-Fordist and feminist literature, whilst at the same time providing a practical insight into Post-Fordist method for work organization based on the concept of team working."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Teams in the workplace -- England -- Nottinghamshire -- Case studies.
Feminist economics -- Case studies.
Women -- Employment -- Case studies.
Labor economics -- Case studies.
Sex role in the work environment.
Production management.
Industrial sociology.
Women -- Employment.
Feminist economics.
Labor economics.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 2001088796
ISBN 075461087X :