The Utopia of Rules
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The Utopia of Rules

On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
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ISBN-13:
9781612193748
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
03.02.2015
Seiten:
272
Autor:
David Graeber
Gewicht:
440 g
Format:
228x149x30 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

DAVID GRAEBER teaches anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is the author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years , Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value , Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar , Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology , Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire , and Direct Action: An Ethnography . He has written for Harper's , The Nation , The Baffler , The Wall Street Journal , The Washington Post , and The New Left Review .
Looking past Washington and Wall Street, one of the world's most prominent intellectuals examines the history of bureaucracy and its power in shaping the world of ideas over the last 200 years
Contents
Introduction : The Iron Law of Liberalism and the Era of Total Bureaucratization

1. Dead Zones of the Imagination : An Essay on Structural Stupidity

2. Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit

3. The Utopia of Rules, or Why We Really Love Bureaucracy After All

4. Appendix : On Batman and the Problem of Constituent Power

Notes
Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? To answer these questions, anthropologist David Graeber - one of the most prominent and provocative thinkers working today - takes a journey through ancient and modern history to trace the peculiar and fascinating evolution of bureaucracy over the ages. He starts in the ancient world, looking at how early civilisations were organised and what traces early bureaucratic systems have left in the ethnographic literature.

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