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Housing and social theory: testing the Fordist models, or, Social theory and afFORDable housing

Greig, Alastair Whyte


Although the concept of Fordism has been used to help explain a wide range ofphenomena in Australian post-war political economy, there have been few attempts to assess its utility within the field of housing provision. This paper is a preliminanry attempt to 'test' the Fordist model. It distinguishes between two uses of the concept: a narrow 'productivist' approach which focuses on the 'backwardness'ofthe housing industry\ and a broader 'societal' approach which focuses on the interrelationship...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1995
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a5369a95ae
Access Rights: Open Access


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