Opening with a line borrowed from the anarchist anthropologist David Graeber, this lecture “leans in” to an expansive consideration of the structural violence of bureaucracy, performing the problem of work under capitalism’s rhetorical sleights of hand. The usual suspects: the poor image, Citizens United, the anthropological imaginary, Max Weber, Kathi Weeks, feeling your feelings, and the displacement of metaphor.

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