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Read online The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy 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 civilizations were organized and what traces early bureaucratic systems have left in the ethnographic literature He then jets forward to the nineteenth century where systems we can easily recognize as modern bureaucracies come into being In some areas of life like with the modern postal systems of Germany and France these bureaucracies have brought tremendous efficiencies to modern life But Graeber argues that there is a much darker side to modern bureaucracy that is rarely ever discussed Indeed in our own utopia of rules freedom and technological innovation are often the casualties of systems that we only faintly understand .

Provocative and timely the book is a powerful look and history of bureaucracy over the ages and its power in shaping the world of ideas by David Graeber

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The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
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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 br br 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 br br He starts in the ancient world looking at how early civilizations were organized and what traces early bureaucratic systems have left in the ethnographic literature He then jets forward to the nineteenth century where systems we can easily recognize as modern bureaucracies come into being In some areas of life like with the modern postal systems of Germany and France these bureaucracies have brought tremendous efficiencies to modern life But Graeber argues that there is a much darker side to modern bureaucracy that is rarely ever discussed Indeed in our own utopia of rules freedom and technological innovation are often the casualties of systems that we only faintly understand br br Provocative and timely the book is a powerful look and history of bureaucracy over the ages and its power in shaping the world of ideas, Betafo a rural community in central Madagascar is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves Anthropologist David Graeber arrived for fieldwork at the height of tensions attributed to a disastrous communal ordeal two years earlier As Graeber uncovers the layers of historical social and cultural knowledge required to understand this event he elaborates a new view of power inequality and the political role of narrative Combining theoretical subtlety a compelling narrative line and vividly drawn characters Lost People is a singular contribution to the anthropology of politics and the literature on ethnographic writing, Anthropologist David Graeber undertakes the first detailed ethnographic study of the global justice movement The case study at the center of i Direct Action i is the organizing and events that led to the one of the most dramatic and militant mass protests in recent years against the Summit of the Americas in Qu bec City Written in a clear accessible style with a minimum of academic jargon this study brings readers behind the scenes of a movement that has changed the terms of debate about world power relations From informal conversations in coffee shops to large spokescouncil planning meetings and tear gas drenched street actions Graeber paints a vivid and fascinating picture br br Along the way he addresses matters of deep interest to anthropologists meeting structure and process language symbolism and representation the specific rituals of activist culture and much more Starting from the assumption that when dealing with possibilities of global transformation and emerging political forms a disinterested objective perspective is impossible Graeber writes as both scholar and activist At the same time his experiment in the application of ethnographic methods to important ongoing political events is a serious and unique contribution to the field of anthropology as well as an inquiry into anthropology s political implications br br b David Graeber b is an anthropologist and activist who teaches at the University of London Active in numerous direct action political organizations he has written for i Harper s Magazine i and is the author of i Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology i i Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value i and i Possibilities i br br b In Oakland California on March a fire destroyed the AK Press warehouse along with several other businesses Please consider visiting the AK Press website to learn more about the fundraiser to help them and their neighbors b br br br br, Today s capitalist systems appear to be coming apart but what is the alternative In a generation or so capitalism may no longer exist as it s impossible to maintain perpetual growth on a finite planet David Graeber explores political strategy global trade violence alienation and creativity looking for a new common sense