Turning Modes of Production Inside Out

@article{Graeber2006TurningMO,
  title={Turning Modes of Production Inside Out},
  author={David A. Graeber},
  journal={Critique of Anthropology},
  year={2006},
  volume={26},
  pages={61 - 85}
}
  • D. Graeber
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Art, History, Economics
  • Critique of Anthropology
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