Fordistische Körper in der Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts – eine Skizze

Bänziger, Peter-Paul. (2013) Fordistische Körper in der Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts – eine Skizze. Body Politics – Zeitschrift für Körpergeschichte, 1 (1). pp. 11-40.

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Over the last few years, there has been an increasing interest in the concept of Fordism. It is no longer only used to describe a specific form of the organization of production. Rather, scholars stress the importance of a broader understanding. In my article, I pick up these discussions by showing, first, that a concept of Fordism only makes sense if the effects of the emerging consumer societies are seriously taken into account. Second, I argue in favor of a body history of Fordism, giving rise to the question as to what extent we might be able to speak of »Fordist bodies«. With reference to debates about periodization, third, I discuss how such an account fits into the history of industrialized societies since the late 19th century. By focusing on the discussion about post-Fordism, I argue that there is certainly some evidence for a »break« in the course of the 1960s and 1970s. Particularly from the perspective of body history, however, there are also indications that a reevaluation of the Fordist features of late-20th century societies is also called for.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Bereich Neuere und Neueste Geschichte
UniBasel Contributors:Bänziger, Peter-Paul
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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