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The Resource The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia, James C. Scott

The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia, James C. Scott

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The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia
Title
The art of not being governed
Title remainder
an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia
Statement of responsibility
James C. Scott
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, corvée 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. 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
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Scott, James C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Yale agrarian studies series
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  • Ethnology
  • Peasants
  • Southeast Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Ethnology
  • Peasants
  • Politics and government
  • Rural conditions
  • Southeast Asia
  • Politieke macht
  • Plattelandsbevolking
  • Platteland
  • Bergbewohner
  • Staat
  • Südostasien
Label
The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia, James C. Scott
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1. Hills, Valleys, and States: An Introduction to Zomia""; ""2. State Space: Zones of Governance and Appropriation""; ""3. Concentrating Manpower and Grain: Slavery and Irrigated Rice""; ""4. Civilization and the Unruly""; ""5. Keeping the State at a Distance: The Peopling of the Hills""; ""6. State Evasion, State Prevention: The Culture and Agriculture of Escape""; ""6Â?. Orality, Writing, and Texts""; ""7. Ethnogenesis: A Radical Constructionist Case""; ""8. Prophets of Renewal""; ""9. Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Glossary""; ""A""; ""C""; ""G""; ""H""; ""K""
  • ""L""""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""S""; ""T""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""; ""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
ocn593295746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 442 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300152289
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40019919008
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
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(OCoLC)593295746
Label
The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia, James C. Scott
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1. Hills, Valleys, and States: An Introduction to Zomia""; ""2. State Space: Zones of Governance and Appropriation""; ""3. Concentrating Manpower and Grain: Slavery and Irrigated Rice""; ""4. Civilization and the Unruly""; ""5. Keeping the State at a Distance: The Peopling of the Hills""; ""6. State Evasion, State Prevention: The Culture and Agriculture of Escape""; ""6Â?. Orality, Writing, and Texts""; ""7. Ethnogenesis: A Radical Constructionist Case""; ""8. Prophets of Renewal""; ""9. Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Glossary""; ""A""; ""C""; ""G""; ""H""; ""K""
  • ""L""""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""S""; ""T""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""; ""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
ocn593295746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 442 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300152289
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40019919008
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt110n05
  • 998e8d87-7e60-4f8c-8de2-4d5169d309a4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593295746

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