Described as the best anthropological theorist of his generation from anywhere in the world', David Graeber here applies anthropological theory to capitalism and its opponents. His analysis uses case studies from such diverse communities as rural Madagascans, pre-capitalist ecomies and urban international protest groups to tease out the truth about the state we're in. Themes addressed include Fetishism, Magic, Consumption and the Possibility of a General Sociological Theory.'
David Graeber is an anthropologist and activist who currently teaches at the University of London and has been active in direct-action groups, including the Direct Action Network, People's Global Action, and Anti-Capitalist Convergence. He is the author of Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology, Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value, and Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar.