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James C. Scott - Domination and the Arts of Resistance - 9780300056693 - V9780300056693
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Domination and the Arts of Resistance

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Description for Domination and the Arts of Resistance Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 272 pages, bibliography, index. BIC Classification: JFS; JMH; JPH; JPVH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 233 x 153 x 19. Weight in Grams: 444.
"A splendid study, surely one of the most important that has appeared on the whole matter of power and resistance."—Natalie Zemon Davis 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 ... Read more

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"Scott argues his thesis uncompromisingly and with relentless power. From his vantage point it is easy to see through many standard illusions of social science. . . . Scott's argument is all the more persuasive for the wealth of cases he brings under his magnifying-glass and for the vibrancy and liveliness of his style. One is tempted to say that ... Read more

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