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Accounting for capitalism : the world the clerk made

Author: Michael Zakim
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
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The clerk attended his desk and counter at the intersection of two great themes of modern historical experience: the development of a market economy and of a society governed from below. Who better illustrates the daily practice and production of this modernity than someone of no particular account assigned with overseeing all the new buying and selling? In 'Accounting for Capitalism', Michael Zakim has written  Read more...
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Zakim, Michael.
Accounting for capitalism : the world the clerk made.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
258 pages
(DLC) 2017035753
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Zakim
ISBN: 9780226545899 022654589X
OCLC Number: 1034732542
Description: 1 online resource (247 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the clerk problem --
Paperwork --
Market society --
Self-making men --
Desk diseases --
Counting persons, counting profits --
Conclusion: white collar.
Responsibility: Michael Zakim.

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The story of the development of capitalism in the nineteenth century told through the rise of the role of the merchant clerk, a job that barely existed before that period and was essential by its end.

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"In this exhilarating study, Zakim introduces us to a most unlikely set of heroes: business clerks. Dedicating their lives to the paper machine, this vanguard made the market, as the market made Read more...

 
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