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

By: Graeber, David.
Publisher: Brooklyn Melville House 2015Description: 261 p.ISBN: 9781612193748.Subject(s): Bureaucracy | Social structure | Power (Social sciences) | Technological innovations | Imagination - Social aspectsDDC classification: 302.3​5 Summary: 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. (http://www.mhpbooks.com/books/the-utopia-of-rules/)
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Table of contents:

1.Introduction
2.Dead zones of the imagination
3.Of flying cars and the declining rate of profit
4.The utopia of rules, or why we really love bureaucracy after all

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.

(http://www.mhpbooks.com/books/the-utopia-of-rules/)

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