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Read online La utopía de las normas: De la tecnología, la estupidez y los secretos placeres de la burocracia.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC La utopía de las normas: De la tecnología, la estupidez y los secretos placeres de la burocracia Un libro imprescindible para los tiempos que vivimos que nos arma de argumentos en el debate presente sobre el cambio de modelo y que nos se ala el camino hacia un mundo mejor y m s justo Cu l es el origen de ese af n por regular imponer normas y burocratizar todos y cada uno de los aspectos de nuestra vida Y lo m s importante hasta qu punto nos arruina la vida toda esa cantidad de formularios procedimientos y documentaci n Graeber pone luz a las distintas formas con las que la burocracia se inmiscuye en nuestro d a a d a revelando hasta qu punto llega a determinar nuestras vidas Un interminable y abominable papeleo que anula la creatividad y consume gran parte del tiempo El avance tecnol gico se ha descubierto as como otro mecanismo m s de control mucho m s poderoso al que sin embargo nos hemos plegado sin oponer resistencia seducidos por sus encantos Navegando desde el influjo de la econom a liberal de la segunda mitad del siglo xx hasta el significado oculto tras personajes como James Bond Sherlock Holmes o Batman este libro es un notable trabajo de teor a social en la tradici n de autores como Foucault Marcuse o el mismo Marx by David Graeber, Joan Andreano Weyland

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La utopía de las normas: De la tecnología, la estupidez y los secretos placeres de la burocracia
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Category:Non fiction, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, History
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If anthropology consists of making the apparently wild thought of others logically compelling in their own cultural settings and intellectually revealing of the human condition then David Graeber is the consummate anthropologist Not only does he accomplish this profound feat he redoubles it by the critical task now more urgent than ever of making the possibilities of other people s worlds the basis for understanding our own Marshall Sahlins University of Chicago br br Graeber s ideas are rich and wide ranging he pushes us to expand the boundaries of what we admit to be possible or even thinkable Steven Shaviro Wayne State University br br In this new collection David Graeber revisits questions raised in his popular book i Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology i Written in an unpretentious style that uses accessible and entertaining language to convey complex theoretical ideas these twelve essays cover a lot of ground including the origins of capitalism the history of European table manners love potions in rural Madagascar and the phenomenology of giant puppets at street protests But they re linked by a clear purpose to explore the nature of social power and the forms that resistance to it have taken or might take in the future br br Anarchism is currently undergoing a worldwide revival in many ways replacing Marxism as the theoretical and moral center of new revolutionary social movements It has however left little mark on the academy While anarchists and other visionaries have turned to anthropology for ideas and inspiration anthropologists are reluctant to enter into serious dialogue David Graeber is not These essays spanning almost twenty years show how scholarly concerns can be of use to radical social movements and how the perspectives of such movements shed new light on debates within the academy br br b David Graeber b has written for i Harper s Magazine i i New Left Review i and numerous scholarly journals He is the author or editor of four books and currently lives in New York City 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, b Before there was money there was debt b br br Every economics textbook says the same thing Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market The problem with this version of history There s not a shred of evidence to support it br br Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom He shows that for more than years since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods that is long before the invention of coins or cash It is in this era Graeber argues that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors br br Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China as well as sparking innumerable insurrections He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion words like guilt sin and redemption derive in large part from ancient debates about debt and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it br br i Debt The First Years i is a fascinating chronicle of this little known history as well as how it has defined human history and what it means for the credit crisis of the present day and the future of our economy, Everywhere anarchism is on the upswing as a political philosophy everywhere that is except the academy Anarchists repeatedly appeal to anthropologists for ideas about how society might be reorganized on a more egalitarian less alienating basis Anthropologists terrified of being accused of romanticism respond with silence But what if they didn t br br This pamphlet ponders what that response would be and explores the implications of linking anthropology to anarchism Here David Graeber invites readers to imagine this discipline that currently only exists in the realm of possibility anarchist anthropology