The concept of “expanded reproduction” was part of the widespread system of workers’ self-management in socialist Yugoslavia. It emphasized that the growth of society’s needs was dialectically connected to the growth of production. In practice, it meant that Yugoslav workers would decide how to invest the surplus they produced and engage politically with their communities. This talk, based on ethnographic field work, focuses on the workers of ITAS, a metalworking company, and their ideas and practices.
Friday, February 11
Mastering ‘Expanded Reproduction’: Self-Managed Socialism in Yugoslavia and Its Legacy
Baker Hall 336B, CMU
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Mellon Department of History