Notes 2:23 - Contact theory page 2 question Mechanical Solidarity as Fordism declines Fordism(Henry Ford Created the largest middle class Wages for

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Contact theory page 2 question Mechanical Solidarity as Fordism declines Fordism (Henry Ford) Created the largest middle class Wages for retention, consumerism Benefits (healthcare, pensions) Security (few layoffs, social insurance for dependents) Internal promotion ladder These had never been tried all new The American Dream Home ownership Family vacations, holidays Education (mobility, advancement) for kids Fordism - $ to white women in (union) jobs White women and kids, dependents Nonwhites, nonunion, reserve labor: … underemployed, seasonal, poor, available, cheap Fordism/Unions lowered the level of inequality after the Great Depression But… End of Fordism Factories shut down and or leave: ended Fordism “deindustrialization”(test question) With factories shutting, unions decline, inequality returns to eve-of-Great Depression level American management undid Fords
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