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The utopia of rules : on technology, stupidity, and the secret joys of bureaucracy

Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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? And is it really a cipher for state violence? To answer these questions, anthropologist David Graeber ... traces the peculiar and unexpected ways we relate to bureaucracy today, and reveals how it shapes our lives in ways we may not even notice"--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Graeber
ISBN: 9781612193748 1612193749 9781612195186 1612195180 1612194486 9781612194486
OCLC Number: 879582444
Notes: Some chapters previously published in various sources in 2012.
Description: 261 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the iron law of liberalism and the era of total bureaucratization --
Dead zones of the imagination : an essay on structural stupidity --
Of flying cars and the declining rate of profit --
The utopia of rules, or why we really love bureaucracy after all --
Appendix. On Batman and the problem of constituent power.
Responsibility: David Graeber.
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"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? And is it really a cipher for state violence? To answer these questions, anthropologist David Graeber ... traces the peculiar and unexpected ways we relate to bureaucracy today, and reveals how it shapes our lives in ways we may not even notice"--Jacket.

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