Debt - Updated and Expanded

The First 5,000 Years

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Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612194206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 566

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Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition: David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 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. 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.

Hungary’s Crisis of Democracy

The Road to Serfdom

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Author: Peter Wilkin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739187929

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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This book examines the crisis of democracy in Hungary since the election of the Fidesz government in 2010. It argues that Fidesz seeks to challenge the capitalist and democratic transformation that shaped Hungary after the fall of communism by increasing the power of the state over crucial aspects of the economy, society, and the political system.

The Debt Age

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Author: Jeffrey R Di Leo,Peter Hitchcock,Sophia A McClennen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351356429

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This collection of essays, by some of the most distinguished public intellectuals and cultural critics in America explores various dimensions of what it means live in the age of debt. They ask, what is the debt age? For that matter, what is debt? Is its meaning transhistorical or transcultural? Or is it imbued in ideology and thus historically contingent? What is the relationship between debt and theory? Whose debt is acknowledged and whose is ignored? Who is the paradigmatic subject of debt? How has debt affected contemporary academic culture? Their responses to these and other aspects of debt are sure to become required reading for anyone who wants to understanding what it means to live in The Debt Age.

Re-envisioning the MLS

Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education

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Author: Johnna Percell,Lindsay C. Sarin,Paul T. Jaeger,John Carlo Bertot

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787548813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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At the heart of any discussion about the future of libraries is the future of librarians—and how well our instructional programs, especially the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, prepare them for their careers. This book continues the critical conversations around preparing future librarians.

Beyond Capital

Values, Commons, Computing, and the Search for a Viable Future

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Author: David Hakken,Maurizio Teli,Barbara Andrews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317404424

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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The financial/social cataclysm beginning in 2007 ended notions of a “great moderation” and the view that capitalism had overcome its systemic tendencies to crisis. The subsequent failure of contemporary social formations to address the causes of the crisis gives renewed impetus to better analysis in aid of the search for a better future. This book contributes to this search by reviving a broad discussion of what we humans might want a post-capitalist future to be like. It argues for a comparative anthropological critique of capital notions of value, thereby initiating the search for a new set of values, as well as identifying a number of selected computing practices that might evoke new values. It articulates a suggestive set of institutions that could support these new values, and formulates a group of measurement practices usable for evaluating the proposed institutions. The book is grounded in contemporary social science, political theory, and critical theory. It aims to leverage the possibility of alternative futures implied by some computing practices while avoiding hype and technological determinism, and uses these computing practices to explicate one possible way to think about the future.

The Software Catalog. Business Software

Produced from Menu, the International Software Database: Including International Standard Program Numbers (Ispn)

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 1183

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World Civilizations

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Author: Philip J. Adler

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534569082

Category: History

Page: 320

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This thorough introduction to world history presents material in manageable bites using a narrative format. This full-color, pedagogically rich, map- intensive text balances discussion of all major civilizations. The extensive ancillary package provides ample support of the first-time instructor of the World History course.

Chronicle

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Finance

Page: N.A

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