The Knowledge Question in Centrally Planned Economies Beyond the Socialist Calculation Debate (Romania, 1949-1989)

01.11.2017 Add to calendar

ZGW Kolloquium: 1. November 2017, 18.15-20Uhr

Vortrag von Dr. Alina-Sandra Cucu (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin)

The lecture explores the politics of knowledge production that made central economic planning in state socialism possible. More concretely, it investigates the shifting relationship between practices of industrial management and the knowledge regimes that enabled the state to make industrial production legible for the simultaneous pursuit of capital accumulation, labour control, and social emancipation. Focusing on the case of Romania between 1949 and 1989, the talk opens new possibilities of rethinking the field in which the factory and the worker emerged as objects of analysis in state socialism.

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Zentrum »Geschichte des Wissens«
ETH Zürich, RZ Gebäude
Clausiusstrasse 59
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