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Read online Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts Play fool to catch wise proverb of Jamaican slaves Confrontations between the powerless and powerful are laden with deception the powerless feign deference and the powerful subtly assert their mastery Peasants serfs untouchables slaves laborers and prisoners are not free to speak their minds in the presence of power These subordinate groups instead create a secret discourse that represents a critique of power spoken behind the backs of the dominant At the same time the powerful also develop a private dialogue about practices and goals of their rule that cannot be openly avowed In this book renowned social scientist James C Scott offers a penetrating discussion both of the public roles played by the powerful and powerless and the mocking vengeful tone they display off stage what he terms their public and hidden transcripts Using examples from the literature history and politics of cultures around the world Scott examines the many guises this interaction has taken throughout history and the tensions and contradictions it reflects Scott describes the ideological resistance of subordinate groups their gossip folktales songs jokes and theater their use of anonymity and ambiguity He also analyzes how ruling elites attempt to convey an impression of hegemony through such devices as parades state ceremony and rituals of subordination and apology Finally he identifies with quotations that range from the recollections of American slaves to those of Russian citizens during the beginnings of Gorbachev s i glasnost i campaign the political electricity generated among oppressed groups when for the first time the hidden transcript is spoken directly and publicly in the face of power His landmark work will revise our understanding of subordination resistance hegemony folk culture and the ideas behind revolt by James C. Scott

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Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts
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No description available, James C Scott places the critical problem of the peasant household subsistence at the center of this study The fear of food shortages he argues persuasively explains many otherwise puzzling technical social and moral arrangements in peasant society such as resistance to innovation the desire to own land even at some cost in terms of income relationships with other people and relationships with institutions including the state br br Once the centrality of the subsistence problem is recognized its effects on notions of economic and political justice can also be seen Scott draws from the history of agrarian society in lower Burma and Vietnam to show how the transformations of the colonial era systematically violated the peasants moral economy and created a situation of potential rebellion and revolution br br Demonstrating keen insights into the behavior of people in other cultures and a rare ability to generalize soundly from case studies Scott offers a different perspective on peasant behavior that will be of interest particularly to political scientists anthropologists sociologists and Southeast Asianists br br The book is extraordinarily original and valuable and will have a very broad appeal I think the central thesis is correct and compelling Clifford Geertz br br In this major work Scott views peasants as political and moral actors defending their values as well as their individual security making his book vital to an understanding of peasant politics Library Journal, Play fool to catch wise proverb of Jamaican slaves Confrontations between the powerless and powerful are laden with deception the powerless feign deference and the powerful subtly assert their mastery Peasants serfs untouchables slaves laborers and prisoners are not free to speak their minds in the presence of power These subordinate groups instead create a secret discourse that represents a critique of power spoken behind the backs of the dominant At the same time the powerful also develop a private dialogue about practices and goals of their rule that cannot be openly avowed In this book renowned social scientist James C Scott offers a penetrating discussion both of the public roles played by the powerful and powerless and the mocking vengeful tone they display off stage what he terms their public and hidden transcripts Using examples from the literature history and politics of cultures around the world Scott examines the many guises this interaction has taken throughout history and the tensions and contradictions it reflects Scott describes the ideological resistance of subordinate groups their gossip folktales songs jokes and theater their use of anonymity and ambiguity He also analyzes how ruling elites attempt to convey an impression of hegemony through such devices as parades state ceremony and rituals of subordination and apology Finally he identifies with quotations that range from the recollections of American slaves to those of Russian citizens during the beginnings of Gorbachev s i glasnost i campaign the political electricity generated among oppressed groups when for the first time the hidden transcript is spoken directly and publicly in the face of power His landmark work will revise our understanding of subordination resistance hegemony folk culture and the ideas behind revolt, James Scott taught us what s wrong with seeing like a state Now in his most accessible and personal book to date the acclaimed social scientist makes the case for seeing like an anarchist Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy i Two Cheers for Anarchism i is an engaging high spirited and often very funny defense of an anarchist way of seeing one that provides a unique and powerful perspective on everything from everyday social and political interactions to mass protests and revolutions Through a wide ranging series of memorable anecdotes and examples the book describes an anarchist sensibility that celebrates the local knowledge common sense and creativity of ordinary people The result is a kind of handbook on constructive anarchism that challenges us to radically reconsider the value of hierarchy in public and private life from schools and workplaces to retirement homes and government itself br br Beginning with what Scott calls the law of anarchist calisthenics an argument for law breaking inspired by an East German pedestrian crossing each chapter opens with a story that captures an essential anarchist truth In the course of telling these stories Scott touches on a wide variety of subjects public disorder and riots desertion poaching vernacular knowledge assembly line production globalization the petty bourgeoisie school testing playgrounds and the practice of historical explanation br br Far from a dogmatic manifesto i Two Cheers for Anarchism i celebrates the anarchist confidence in the inventiveness and judgment of people who are free to exercise their creative and moral capacities br br James C Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science professor of anthropology and codirector of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University His books include i Seeing Like a State How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed i i Domination and the Arts of Resistance Hidden Transcripts i and most recently i The Art of Not Being Governed An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia i He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and part time farmer