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The Resource Government of Paper : the Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan, Matthew S. Hull, (electronic resource)

Government of Paper : the Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan, Matthew S. Hull, (electronic resource)

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Government of Paper : the Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan
Title
Government of Paper
Title remainder
the Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan
Statement of responsibility
Matthew S. Hull
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the electronic age, documents appear to have escaped their paper confinement. But we are still surrounded by flows of paper with enormous consequences. In the planned city of Islamabad, order and disorder are produced through the ceaseless inscription and circulation of millions of paper artifacts among bureaucrats, politicians, property owners, villagers, imams (prayer leaders), businessmen, and builders. What are the implications of such a thorough paper mediation of relationships among people, things, places, and purposes? Government of Paper explores this question in the routine yet
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Hull, Matthew S
Dewey number
352.3/8709549149
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Government paperwork
  • Bureaucracy
  • Capitals (Cities)
  • City planning
  • Public records
  • Municipal government
  • Islāmābād (Pakistan)
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
Label
Government of Paper : the Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan, Matthew S. Hull, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Preface; Note on Translation and Transliteration; Introduction; Writing of the Bureaucracy; Signs of Paper; Associations of Paper; Background of the Study; 1. The Master Plan and Other Documents; Splendid Isolation; The Dynapolis and the Colonial City; Communities of All Classes and Categories; From Separation to Participation; 2. Parchis, Petitions, and Offices; At Home in the Office; Parchis, Connections, and Recognition; Petitions: Citizens, Bureaucrats, and Supplicants; Influence; 3. Files and the Political Economy of Paper
  • The Materiality of CasesIndividual Writers and Corporate Authority; Tactics of Irresponsibility and the Byproduct of the Collective; Particular Projects and Collective Agency; A Contest of Graphic Genres; 4. The Expropriation of Land and the Misappropriation of Lists; Problematics of Reference and Materiality; Early Planning and Failed Opposition; Shifting Houses and Dummy Houses; Demolition Certificates; Package Deals and Individual Signatures; Loose Lists; Mediating like a State; 5. Maps, Mosques, and Maslaks; A Mosque for Every Community; A Mosque for Every Maslak; Claims on the Map
  • Temporality of Maps and Islamic Adverse PossessionSquatting according to Plan; Conclusion: Participatory Bureaucracy; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
ocn792684987
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (317 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520272156
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792684987
Label
Government of Paper : the Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan, Matthew S. Hull, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Preface; Note on Translation and Transliteration; Introduction; Writing of the Bureaucracy; Signs of Paper; Associations of Paper; Background of the Study; 1. The Master Plan and Other Documents; Splendid Isolation; The Dynapolis and the Colonial City; Communities of All Classes and Categories; From Separation to Participation; 2. Parchis, Petitions, and Offices; At Home in the Office; Parchis, Connections, and Recognition; Petitions: Citizens, Bureaucrats, and Supplicants; Influence; 3. Files and the Political Economy of Paper
  • The Materiality of CasesIndividual Writers and Corporate Authority; Tactics of Irresponsibility and the Byproduct of the Collective; Particular Projects and Collective Agency; A Contest of Graphic Genres; 4. The Expropriation of Land and the Misappropriation of Lists; Problematics of Reference and Materiality; Early Planning and Failed Opposition; Shifting Houses and Dummy Houses; Demolition Certificates; Package Deals and Individual Signatures; Loose Lists; Mediating like a State; 5. Maps, Mosques, and Maslaks; A Mosque for Every Community; A Mosque for Every Maslak; Claims on the Map
  • Temporality of Maps and Islamic Adverse PossessionSquatting according to Plan; Conclusion: Participatory Bureaucracy; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
ocn792684987
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (317 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520272156
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792684987

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