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    Description"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 "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 UniversityIn this new collection, David Graeber revisits questions raised in his popular book, "Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology." 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.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.David Graeber has written for "Harper's Magazine," "New Left Review," and numerous scholarly journals. He is the author or editor of four books and currently lives in New York City.


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    Title
    Possibilities
    Subtitle
    Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion and Desire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Graeber
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904859666
    ISBN 10: 1904859666
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JHMC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL032000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 306.301
    BISAC V2.8: POL042010
    DC22: 306.342
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    LC classification: GN448 .G73 2007
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JHMC
    Publisher
    AK Press
    Imprint name
    AK Press
    Publication date
    12 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh