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Product Description: In anthropology as much as in popular imagination, kings are figures of fascination and intrigue, heroes or tyrants in ways presidents and prime ministers can never be. This collection of essays by two of the world’s most distinguished anthropologists—David Graeber and Marshall Sahlins—explores what kingship actually is, historically and anthropologically...read more

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9780986132506 | Hau, June 15, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: In anthropology as much as in popular imagination, kings are figures of fascination and intrigue, heroes or tyrants in ways presidents and prime ministers can never be.

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Product Description: Considering the circumstances under which the book was written, I’d say the achievement here is quite impressive. Abdullah Öcalan seems to have done a better job writing with the extremely limited resources allowed him by his jailers than authors like Francis Fukuyama or Jared Diamond did with access to the world’s finest research libraries...read more
By Abdullah ™calan, David Graeber (foreword by) and Havin Guneser (trans)

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9788293064428 | A K Pr Distribution, October 1, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Considering the circumstances under which the book was written, I’d say the achievement here is quite impressive.

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Product Description: Available in English for the first time, anthropologist Carlo Severi’s The Chimera Principle breaks new theoretical ground for the study of ritual, iconographic technologies, and oral traditions among non-literate peoples. Setting himself against a tradition that has long seen the memory of people “without writing”—which relies on such ephemeral records as ornaments, body painting, and masks—as fundamentally disordered or doomed to failure, he argues strenuously that ritual actions in these societies pragmatically produce religious meaning and that they demonstrate what he calls a “chimeric” imagination...read more
By David Graeber (foreword by)

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9780990505051 | Hau, April 15, 2015, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Available in English for the first time, anthropologist Carlo Severi’s The Chimera Principle breaks new theoretical ground for the study of ritual, iconographic technologies, and oral traditions among non-literate peoples.
9780391006935, titled "Aboriginal Cognition: Retrospect and Prospect" | Humanities Pr, June 1, 1976, cover price $16.25 | also contains Aboriginal Cognition: Retrospect and Prospect

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781612193748 | Melville Pub House, February 24, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: 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?

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9781612195186 | Reprint edition (Melville Pub House, February 23, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: 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?
9781612194486 | Random House, March 10, 2015, cover price $20.00
9780352329257, titled "River of Secrets" | London Bridge, April 1, 1995, cover price $5.95 | also contains River of Secrets | About this edition: When intrepid female reporter Sydney Johnson is posted to cover an archaeological exploration up the Amazon River, the assignment seems straightforward enough.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781933633862 | Melville Pub House, July 12, 2011, cover price $32.00

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9781612194196 | Upd exp edition (Melville Pub House, October 28, 2014), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition : David Graeber’s “fresh .
9781612191294 | Reprint edition (Melville Pub House, November 27, 2012), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Now in paperback: David Graeber’s “fresh .
9781612191812 | Random House, June 12, 2012, cover price $25.55 | About this edition: Every economics textbook says the same thing: money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems&ndash,to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market.
9780345385178, titled "Design for Growth: Twelve Steps for Adult Children" | Reprint edition (Ballantine Books, November 1, 1993), cover price $4.99 | also contains Design for Growth: Twelve Steps for Adult Children | About this edition: Explains the Twelve Steps in a way that addresses adult children's special needs and problems, showing readers how to break through denial, accept the past, grow in the present, and use prayer, meditation, and affirmations to heal.

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Product Description: For debtors everywhere who want to understand how the system really works, this handbook provides practical tools for fighting debt in its most exploitative forms. Over the last 30 years as wages have stagnated across the country, average household debt has more than doubled...read more
By Strike Debt (corporate author)

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9781604866797 | Independent Pub Group, May 1, 2014, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: For debtors everywhere who want to understand how the system really works, this handbook provides practical tools for fighting debt in its most exploitative forms.

A bold rethinking of the most powerful political idea in the world—democracy—and the story of how radical democracy can yet transform America   Democracy has been the American religion since before the Revolution—from New England town halls to the multicultural democracy of Atlantic pirate ships. But can our current political system, one that seems responsive only to the wealthiest among us and leaves most Americans feeling disengaged, voiceless, and disenfranchised, really be called democratic? And if the tools of our democracy are not working to solve the rising crises we face, how can we—average citizens—make change happen?   David Graeber, one of the most influential scholars and activists of his generation, takes readers on a journey through the idea of democracy, provocatively reorienting our understanding of pivotal historical moments, and extracts their lessons for today—from the birth of Athenian democracy and the founding of the United States of America to the global revolutions of the twentieth century and the rise of a new generation of activists. Underlying it all is a bracing argument that in the face of increasingly concentrated wealth and power in this country, a reenergized, reconceived democracy—one based on consensus, equality, and broad participation—can yet provide us with the just, free, and fair society we want.   The Democracy Project tells the story of the resilience of the democratic spirit and the adaptability of the democratic idea. It offers a fresh take on vital history and an impassioned argument that radical democracy is, more than ever, our best hope.Praise for David Graeber’s Debt   “A sprawling, erudite, provocative work.”—Drake Bennett, Bloomberg Businessweek   “Written in a brash, engaging style, the book is also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of debt—where it came from and how it evolved.”—The New York Times Book Review   “Fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking [and] exceedingly timely.”—Financial Times   “The book is more readable and entertaining than I can indicate. . . . Graeber is a scholarly researcher, an activist and a public intellectual. His field is the whole history of social and economic transactions.”—Peter Carey, The Observer   “One of the year’s most influential books. Graeber situates the emergence of credit within the rise of class society, the destruction of societies based on ‘webs of mutual commitment’ and the constantly implied threat of physical violence that lies behind all social relations based on money.”—Paul Mason, The Guardian   “Part anthropological history and part provocative political argument, it’s a useful corrective to what passes for contemporary conversation about debt and the economy.”—Jesse Singal, The Boston Globe   “Terrific . . . In the best anthropological tradition, he helps us reset our everyday ideas by exploring history and other civilizations, then boomeranging back to render our own world strange, and more open to change.”—Raj Patel, The Globe and Mail

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9780812993561 | Spiegel & Grau, April 9, 2013, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A bold rethinking of the most powerful political idea in the world—democracy—and the story of how radical democracy can yet transform America   Democracy has been the American religion since before the Revolution—from New England town halls to the multicultural democracy of Atlantic pirate ships.

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9780812983838 | Spiegel & Grau, December 2, 2017, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: [Library Edition Audiobook CD in sturdy Vinyl case.] [Read by Grover Gardner] David Graeber's ''fresh . . . fascinating . . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely'' -- (Financial Times) history of debt. Anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: before there was money, there was debt...read more
By Grover Gardner (narrator) and David Graeber

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9781469087306 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 1, 2013), cover price $99.99 | About this edition: [Library Edition Audiobook CD in sturdy Vinyl case.

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9780553840988 | Random House, April 9, 2013, cover price $22.00

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Product Description: "A deftly edited anthology"—Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker“A wonderful collection of questions and reflections on the state of the movement today, where we came from, and where we might be going. It is all too rare that in the process of creating the movement and living the moment, participants and thinkers step back and ask the most pressing questions...read more
By David Graeber (other contributor), Kate Khatib (editor), Margaret Killjoy (editor) and MIke McGuire (editor)

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9781849351164 | A K Pr Distribution, October 16, 2012, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: "A deftly edited anthology"—Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker“A wonderful collection of questions and reflections on the state of the movement today, where we came from, and where we might be going.

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Product Description: Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart. But as financial institutions stagger and crumble, there is no obvious alternative. There is good reason to believe that, in a generation or so, capitalism will no longer exist: for the simple reason that it s impossible to maintain an engine of perpetual growth forever on a finite planet...read more

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9781570272431 | A K Pr Distribution, December 1, 2011, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart.

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Product Description: Anthropologist David Graeber undertakes the first detailed ethnographic study of the global justice movement. The case study at the center of Direct Action is the organizing and events that led to the one of the most dramatic and militant mass protests in recent years—against the Summit of the Americas in Québec City...read more

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9781904859796 | A K Pr Distribution, September 1, 2009, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Anthropologist David Graeber undertakes the first detailed ethnographic study of the global justice movement.

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Product 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...read more

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9781904859666 | A K Pr Distribution, December 26, 2007, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: “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.

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Product Description: Betafo, a rural community in central Madagascar, is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves. Anthropologist David Graeber arrived for fieldwork at the height of tensions attributed to a disastrous communal ordeal two years earlier...read more

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9780253349101 | Indiana Univ Pr, September 1, 2007, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Betafo, a rural community in central Madagascar, is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves.

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9780253219152 | Indiana Univ Pr, September 1, 2007, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Betafo, a rural community in central Madagascar, is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves.

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Product Description: What is the relationship of radical theory to movements for social change? In a world where more and more global struggles are refusing vanguard parties and authoritarian practices, does the idea of the detached intellectual, observing events from on high, make sense anymore? In this powerful and unabashedly militant collection, over two dozen academic authors and engaged intellectuals—including Antonio Negri and Colectivo Situaciones—provide some challenging answers...read more
By Erika Biddle (contributor), David Graeber (editor) and Stevphen Shukaitis (editor)

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9781904859352 | A K Pr Distribution, March 7, 2007, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: What is the relationship of radical theory to movements for social change?

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780972819640 | Prickly Paradigm, April 1, 2004, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Everywhere anarchism is on the upswing as a political philosophy—everywhere, that is, except the academy.

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Product Description: This volume is the first comprehensive synthesis of economic, political, and cultural theories of value. David Graeber reexamines a century of anthropological thought about value and exchange, in large measure to find a way out of ongoing quandaries in current social theory, which have become critical at the present moment of ideological collapse in the face of Neoliberalism...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780312240448 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 1, 2001, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: This innovative book is the first comprehensive synthesis of economic, political, and cultural theories of value.

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9780312240455 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 14, 2001, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This volume is the first comprehensive synthesis of economic, political, and cultural theories of value.

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