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Graeber, David

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Works: 149 works in 290 publications in 4 languages and 5,900 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Creator, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: DT469.M276, 969.1
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Most widely held works by David Graeber
Lost people magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar by David Graeber ( )
14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic account of the power of memory in Madagascar
Debt : the first 5,000 years by David Graeber ( Book )
27 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goodsùthat 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
The Democracy Project : a history, a crisis, a movement by David Graeber ( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 publisher description
Toward an anthropological theory of value : the false coin of our own dreams by David Graeber ( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This innovative book 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 quandaries in current social theory, which have become critical at the present moment of ideological collapse in the face of Neoliberalism. Rooted in an engaged, dynamic realism, Graeber argues that projects of cultural comparison are in a sense necessarily revolutionary projects: He attempts to synthesize the best insights of Karl Marx and Marcel Mauss, arguing that these figures represent two extreme, but ultimately complementary, possibilities in the shape such a project might take. Graeber breathes new life into the classic anthropological texts on exchange, value, and economy. He rethinks the cases of Iroquois wampum, Pacific kula exchanges, and the Kwakiutl potlatch within the flow of world historical processes, and recasts value as a model of human meaning-making, which far exceeds rationalist/reductive economist paradigms. -- Back cover
Direct action : an ethnography by David Graeber ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Quebec City. Written in a clear, accessible style (with a minimum of academic jargon), this study brings readers behind the scenes of a movement that has changed the terms of debate about world power relations. From informal conversations in coffee shops to large "spokescouncil" planning meetings and tear gas-drenched street actions, Graeber paints a vivid and fascinating picture. Along the way, he addresses matters of deep interest to anthropologists: meeting structure and process, language, symbolism and representation, the specific rituals of activist culture, and much more. Starting from the assumption that, when dealing with possibilities of global transformation and emerging political forms, a disinterested, "objective" perspective is impossible, Graeber writes as both scholar and activist. At the same time, his experiment in the application of ethnographic methods to important ongoing political events is a serious and unique contribution to the field of anthropology, as well as an inquiry into anthropologyʹs political implications
Fragments of an anarchist anthropology by David Graeber ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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? 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. -- Publisher description
Possibilities : essays on hierarchy, rebellion, and desire by David Graeber ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graeber revisits questions raised in his earlier book, Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. These twelve essays cover a lot of ground: the origins of capitalism, the history of European table manners, love potions and gender in rural Madagascar, the phenomenology of giant puppets at street protests, etc. 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
Constituent imagination : militant investigations//collective theorization ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schulden : die ersten 5000 Jahre by David Graeber ( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geschichte des Kreditwesens und der Entstehung von Schulden
Inside Occupy by David Graeber ( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hauptbeschreibung"Occupy Wall Street!" Mit diesem Aufruf besetzt im September 2011 eine Gruppe von Aktivisten den Zuccotti-Park im New Yorker Finanzdistrikt. Sie wollen friedlich gegen die Finanzmärkte und Banken, die ungerechte Verteilung der Vermögen sowie die Untätigkeit der Politik demonstrieren. Was steckt hinter dieser Bewegung, die in kurzer Zeit Millionen Menschen rund um den Globus mobilisiert? Was steckt hinter den Guy-Fawkes-Masken der Besetzer? Was steckt hinter ihrem Mut und ihrem Zorn? Der Vordenker und Aktivist David Graeber berichtet aus erster Hand, wie alles begann, wie die B
Dette : 5000 ans d'histoire by David Graeber ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'anthropologue remet en perspective l'histoire de la dette depuis 5000 ans. Il démontre que le système de crédit précède la naissance de la monnaie et que la dette a donc toujours structuré les systèmes économiques et les rapports sociaux
Revolutions in reverse by David Graeber ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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. Yet faced with this prospect, the knee-jerk reaction is often to cling to what exists because they simply can't imagine an alternative that wouldn't be even more oppressive and destructive. The political imagination seems to have reached an impasse. Or has it? In this collection of essays David Graeber explores a wide-ranging set of topics including political strategy, global trade, debt, imagination, violence, aesthetics, alienation, and creativity. Written in the wake of the anti-globalization movement and the rise of the war on terror, these essays survey the political landscape for signs of hope in unexpected places"--P. [4] of cover
Debt the first 5,000 years by David Graeber ( )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before there was money, there was debt. 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. Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that 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. Debt: The First 5,000 Years 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
The Democracy Project by David Graeber ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the idea of democracy, its current state of crisis, and its potential as a tool for change, sharing historical perspectives on the effectiveness of democratic uprisings in various times and cultures
The 99% by David Graeber ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schuld : de eerste 5000 jaar by David Graeber ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van de invloed van schuld, krediet, ruilmiddelen en geld op culturen over de gehele wereld, vanaf de vroege oudheid tot heden
Frei von Herrschaft : Fragmente einer anarchistischen Anthropologie by David Graeber ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in German and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anarchistische Welten ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die falsche Münze unserer Träume : Wert,TauschundmenschlichesHandeln by David Graeber ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pour une anthropologie anarchiste by David Graeber ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Graeber, David
グレーバー, デヴィッド
Languages
English (119)
German (20)
French (5)
Dutch (1)
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