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  • Against the Grain
    Against the Grain (English, Hardback) James C. Scott

    An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative

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  • Seeing Like a State
    Seeing Like a State (English, Paperback) James C. Scott

    An analysis of diverse failures in high-modernist, authoritarian state planning. It covers projects such as collectivization in Russia and the building of Brasilia, arguing that any centrally-managed social plan must recognize the importance of local customs and practical knowledge.

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  • The Art of Not Being Governed
    The Art of Not Being Governed (English, Paperback) James C. Scott

    For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them - slavery, conscription, taxes, corvee labour, epidemics and warfare. This book presents an examination of the huge literature on state-making.

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  • Two Cheers for Anarchism
    Two Cheers for Anarchism (English, Paperback) James C. Scott

    Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy, this book provides a perspective from everyday social and political interactions to mass protests and revolutions. It describes an anarchist sensibility that celebrates the local knowledge, common sense, and creativity of ordinary people.

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  • Domination and the Arts of Resistance
    Domination and the Arts of Resistance (English, Paperback) James C. Scott

    An examination and discussion of the public and the hidden discourses (transcripts) of those who wield power and of those who feign deference to it. Examples are drawn from literature, history and politics to illustrate the many guises the interaction of such discourses can take.

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  • The Moral Economy of the Peasant
    The Moral Economy of the Peasant (English, Paperback) James C. Scott

    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...

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  • Weapons of the Weak
    Weapons of the Weak (English, Paperback) James C. Scott

    This sensitive picture of the constant and circumspect struggle waged by peasants materially and ideologically against their oppressors shows that techniques of evasion and resistance may represent the most significant and effective means of class struggle in the long run....

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  • Everyday Forms of Peasant RES
    Everyday Forms of Peasant RES (English, Paperback) James C. Scott

    First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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  • Decoding Subaltern Politics
    Decoding Subaltern Politics (English, Paperback) James C. Scott

    James C. Scott has researched and written on subaltern groups, and, in particular, peasants, rebellion, resistance, and agriculture, for over 35 years. Yet much of Scott's most interesting work on the peasantry and the state, both conceptually and empirically, has never been published in book form. For the first time Decoding Subaltern Politics: Ideology, Disguise, and Resistance in Agrarian...

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  • Agrarian Studies
    Agrarian Studies (English, Paperback) James C. Scott

    This work contains ten chapters on rural society and agrarian issues, encompassing various disciplines, historical periods, and regions of the world. It examines such topics as poverty, subsistence, cultivation, ecology, justice, art, custom, law, ritual life, co-operation and state action.

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  • Down by the River
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  • Agrarian Studies
    Agrarian Studies (English, Hardback) James C. Scott

    This work contains ten chapters on rural society and agrarian issues, encompassing various disciplines, historical periods, and regions of the world. It examines such topics as poverty, subsistence, cultivation, ecology, justice, art, custom, law, ritual life, co-operation and state action.

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  • Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance in South-East Asia
    Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance in South-East Asia (English, Hardback) James C. Scott

    First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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  • The Art of Not Being Governed
    The Art of Not Being Governed (English, Hardback) James C. Scott

    Challenges us with a radically different approach to history that views events from the perspective of stateless people and redefines state-making as a form of 'internal colonialism'. This book tells the story of the people of Zomia and their unlikely odyssey in search of self-determination.

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  • The Politics of Food Supply
    The Politics of Food Supply (English, Hardback) Bill Winders

    Deals with an important: the political and economic forces that have shaped agricultural policies in the United States. This book explores the complex interactions of class, market, and state as they have affected the formulation and application of agricultural policy decisions since the New Deal.

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  • Seeing Like a State
    Seeing Like a State (English, Hardback) James C. Scott

    The 20th century features many examples of grand utopian schemes that have inadvertently brought death and disruption to millions. Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? This book analyzes cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields.

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  • Decoding Subaltern Politics
    Decoding Subaltern Politics (English, Hardback) James C. Scott

    James C. Scott has researched and written on subaltern groups, and, in particular, peasants, rebellion, resistance, and agriculture, for over 35 years. Yet much of Scott's most interesting work on the peasantry and the state, both conceptually and empirically, has never been published in book form. For the first time Decoding Subaltern Politics: Ideology, Disguise, and Resistance in Agrarian...

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  • The Politics of Food Supply
    The Politics of Food Supply (English, Paperback) Bill Winders

    Explores the complex interactions of class, market, and state as they have affected the formulation and application of agricultural policy decisions since the New Deal, showing how divisions and coalitions within Southern, Corn Belt, and Wheat Belt agriculture were central to the ebb and flow of price supports and production controls.

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  • Domination and the Arts of Resistance (English, Hardback) James C. Scott

    An examination and discussion of the public and the hidden discourses (transcripts) of those who wield power and of those who feign deference to it. Examples are drawn from literature, history and politics to illustrate the many guises the interaction of such discourses can take.

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