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The Utopia of Rules

On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

From the author of the international bestseller Debt: The First 5,000 Years comes a revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives   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, the anthropologist David Graeber—one of our most important and provocative thinkers—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…though he also suggests that there may be something perversely appealing—even romantic—about bureaucracy.   Leaping from the ascendance of right-wing economics to the hidden meanings behind Sherlock Holmes and Batman, The Utopia of Rules is at once a powerful work of social theory in the tradition of Foucault and Marx, and an entertaining reckoning with popular culture that calls to mind Slavoj Zizek at his most accessible.   An essential book for our times, The Utopia of Rules is sure to start a million conversations about the institutions that rule over us—and the better, freer world we should, perhaps, begin to imagine for ourselves.

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The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
Oct, 2018 Unabridged Click to Check Click to Check
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The Utopia of Rules
Feb, 2016 Paperback $20.99 $24.43
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The Utopia of Rules
Jan, 2016 Paperback Click to Check Click to Check
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Bureaucracy
Feb, 2015 eBook Click to Check Click to Check
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The Utopia of Rules
Feb, 2015 Kindle eBook Click to Check Click to Check
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The Utopia of Rules
Feb, 2015 Paperback Click to Check Click to Check
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The Utopia of Rules
Feb, 2015 Hardcover Click to Check Click to Check
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The Utopia of Rules
Oct, 2018 Unknown Click to Check Click to Check

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