Thursday, November 21 / 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Session 44
Performativity from a New Angle: Planned Economies and Their Data

Chair: Alina-Sandra Cucu, University of London
Chair: Martha Lampland, University of California, San Diego
Discussant: Martha Lampland, University of California, San Diego

1. Centrally Planned Society: Social Planning, Social Data and Politics of “Socialist Way of Life” in Late Socialist CzechoslovakiaVitezslav Sommer, Charles University in Prague.

2. By the Piece – Economic Imagination in Mao’s ChinaBolun Zhang, University of California, San Diego; Yimang Zhou, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY).

3. A March of Numbers, a Cascade of Images: Temporalities, Planning and Economic Management in 1960s GhanaGerardo Serra, University of Manchester.

4. Performativity of Economics in Late Socialist RomaniaAlina-Sandra Cucu, University of London.

5. “Our Country Is Still and Will Long Remain in the Primary Stage of Socialism”: the Dialectical Performativity of Leninist Economic Thought in Post-1949 ChinaKean Fan Lim, Newcastle University.

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