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Planning labour : time and the foundations of industrial socialism in Romania

Author: Alina-Sandra Cucu
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2019. ©2019
Series: International studies in social history, v. 32.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Impoverished, indebted, and underdeveloped at the close of World War II, Romania underwent dramatic changes as part of its transition to a centrally planned economy. As with the Soviet experience, it pursued a policy of 'primitive socialist accumulation' whereby the state appropriated agricultural surplus and restricted workers' consumption in support of industrial growth. Focusing on the daily operations of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cucu, Alina-Sandra, author.
Planning labour
New York : Berghahn Books, 2019
(DLC) 2019002248
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alina-Sandra Cucu
ISBN: 1789201861 9781789201864
OCLC Number: 1086513899
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 246 pages).
Contents: Foreword / Don Kalb --
Socialist primitive accumulation in Cluj --
Productive state apparatuses : taking over the factories, 1944-1948 --
"More precious than gold" : labour instability and the stickyness of everyday life --
"Workers," "proletarians," and the struggle for cheap labour --
Time and accumulation on the shopfloor --
"Hidden reserves of productivity" and the quest for knowledge --
Productive flows and factory discipline --
Planned heroism and nonsynchronicity on the shopfloor --
Epilogue: Really existing socialism as nonsynchronicity.
Series Title: International studies in social history, v. 32.
Other Titles: Planning labor
Time and the foundations of industrial socialism in Romania
Responsibility: Alina-Sandra Cucu.

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Planning Labour explores the early socialist industrialization and the implementation of central economic planning in Romania between 1945 and 1955. Centered on the city of Cluj, an ethnically mixed  Read more...

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