||Introduction: the clerk problem -- Paperwork -- Market society -- Self-making men -- Desk diseases -- Counting persons, counting profits -- Conclusion: white collar.
||The clerk attended his desk and counter at the intersection of two great themes of modern historical experience: the development of a market economy and of a society governed from below. Who better illustrates the daily practice and production of this modernity than someone of no particular account assigned with overseeing all the new buying and selling? In 'Accounting for Capitalism', Michael Zakim has written their story, a social history of capital that seeks to explain how the 'bottom line' became a synonym for truth in an age shorn of absolutes, grafted onto our very sense of reason and trust.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Source of description||Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 7, 2018).|
|Issued in other form||Print version: Zakim, Michael. Accounting for capitalism : the world the clerk made. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018 258 pages 9780226977973|
|ISBN||9780226545899 (electronic bk.)|
|ISBN||022654589X (electronic bk.)|
|Stock number||org.bibliovault.9780226545899 University of Chicago Press|