Social Production of Indifference by Michael Herzfeld
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Social Production of Indifference
By Michael Herzfeld

The Social Production of Indifference

Exploring the Symbolic Roots of Western Bureaucracy New edition

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Social Production of Indifference by Michael Herzfeld

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Herzfeld argues that "modern" bureaucratically regulated societies are no more "rational" or less "symbolic" than the societies traditionally studied by anthropologists. He suggests that we cannot understand national bureaucracies divorced from local-level ideas about chance, personal character, social relationships and responsibility. "Herzfeld's book is extremely ambitious and will be of interest to any anthropologist concerned with the study of bureaucracy, organizational and institutional control, symbols and their power, and social conflict...Thoughtful and challenging."--Helen B. Schwartzman, American Ethnologist

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226329086
ISBN-10: 0226329089
Format: Paperback
(218mm x 142mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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