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Rule of experts : Egypt, techno-politics, modernity

Author: Timothy Mitchell
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Can one explain the power of global capitalism without attributing to capital a logic and coherence it does not have? Can one account for the powers of techno-science in terms that do not merely reproduce its own understanding of the world? Rule of Experts examines these questions through a series of interrelated essays focused on Egypt in the twentieth century. These explore the way malaria, sugar cane, war, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mitchell, Timothy, 1955-
Rule of experts.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)52861449
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Mitchell
ISBN: 0520232615 9780520232617 0520232623 9780520232624 1597348805 9781597348805
OCLC Number: 50339484
Notes: Parts of the text previously published.
Description: xiii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Para-sites of capitalism --
Can the mosquito speak? --
Principles true in every country --
The character of calculability --
Peasant studies --
The invention and reinvention of the peasant --
Nobody listens to a poor man --
Heritage and violence --
Fixing the economy --
The object of development --
The market's place --
Dreamland.
Responsibility: Timothy Mitchell.
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