State Society

Jobless men humanly feel unproductive and useless. In our era, the society looks doomed to adapt to the new business requirements. Knowledge has replaced production in mass as the basis of all wealth, power and social interaction. We are facing a radical change in an employee Fordist stereotype. The social model of Fordism, mass production and expansion of consumption in wide swaths of the population, with accelerated growth of media sectors, involved a labor law in permanent evolution.

The State of this model, guaranteeing certain participation and protection to the popular sectors. Organizing and regulating the labour market and the consumer through rights and guarantees enshrined legally. It was a large and powerful State, known as welfare, providing a minimum of social security, health, education, the greater part of the population housing, transportation, etc, and also intervening directly in productive activities, protecting the development of its industry. In this model of society, workers did not fulfil a role of mere producers, in a first period of the capitalist model, but were also important as consumers and therefore achieved a recognition in other areas, including political participation. Under this corporate model, the individual felt part of society, an active member of his community, a project for the future, with a strong commitment and responsibility for their work. The process of globalization of the world market, and the constant reduction of the rate of profit of capital, among other factors, hard impacts model to start another extremely different characteristics: the current demand of the companies is growing in the aspects: preparation, involvement in the business project, versatility, new forms of production, quality circles, improves constant, new management and work organization, circles of quality, etc. which constitute the so-called flexibilization. Following all this, are going to produce a series of important impacts on each individual’s identity and how he perceives and feels.

Author: Jackie