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Rule of experts : Egypt, techno-politics, modernity / Timothy Mitchell.

By: Mitchell, Timothy, 1955-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2002Description: xiii, 413 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780520232624 (pbk.); 0520232623 (pbk.).Other title: Rule of experts.Subject(s): Peasants -- Egypt -- History -- 20th century | Egypt -- Economic policy | Egypt -- Economic conditions -- 1919-1952 | Egypt -- Economic conditions -- 1952- | Egypt -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 338.962 MIT Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Para-sites of capitalism -- Can the mosquito speak? -- Principles true in every country -- The character of calculability -- Peasant studies -- The invention and reinvention of the peasant -- Nobody listens to a poor man -- Heritage and violence -- Fixing the economy -- The object of development -- The market's place -- Dreamland.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-401) and index.

Para-sites of capitalism -- Can the mosquito speak? -- Principles true in every country -- The character of calculability -- Peasant studies -- The invention and reinvention of the peasant -- Nobody listens to a poor man -- Heritage and violence -- Fixing the economy -- The object of development -- The market's place -- Dreamland.

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