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Fordist Society and the Person

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2014
Author Cattacin Sandro,
Project Mattmark, 50 après. Une analyse socio-historique
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Studi emigrazione/Migration studies
Volume (Issue) 51(196)
Page(s) 557 - 566
Title of proceedings Studi emigrazione/Migration studies


Fordism was not only a way of production, but also a way to homologize and control society. In its dehumanizing dimension, Fordism focalized only on the societal consequences of production, following clearly defined objectives, in particular economic growth and a conflict- free society. The consequences of Fordism were a prioritization of these societal objectives and a difficulty in dealing with individual freedom and security. This dehumanising characteristic was only challenged when the economic and political limits of the model appeared and a young generation, socialized outside the Fordist production regime, came to adulthood.