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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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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 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, No description available, For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them slavery conscription taxes corv e labor epidemics and warfare This book essentially an anarchist history is the first ever examination of the huge literature on state making whose author evaluates why people would deliberately and reactively remain stateless Among the strategies employed by the people of Zomia to remain stateless are physical dispersion in rugged terrain agricultural practices that enhance mobility pliable ethnic identities devotion to prophetic millenarian leaders and maintenance of a largely oral culture that allows them to reinvent their histories and genealogies as they move between and around states br br In accessible language James Scott recognized worldwide as an eminent authority in Southeast Asian peasant and agrarian studies tells the story of the peoples of Zomia and their unlikely odyssey in search of self determination He redefines our views on Asian politics history demographics and even our fundamental ideas about what constitutes civilization and challenges us with a radically different approach to history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and redefines state making as a form of internal colonialism This new perspective requires a radical reevaluation of the civilizational narratives of the lowland states Scott s work on Zomia represents a new way to think of area studies that will be applicable to other runaway fugitive and marooned communities be they Gypsies Cossacks tribes fleeing slave raiders Marsh Arabs or San Bushmen