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Decoding subaltern politics : ideology, disguise, and resistance in agrarian politics, James C. Scott

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Decoding subaltern politics : ideology, disguise, and resistance in agrarian politics
Title
Decoding subaltern politics
Title remainder
ideology, disguise, and resistance in agrarian politics
Statement of responsibility
James C. Scott
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 Politics, brings together some of his most important work in one volume. The book covers three distinct yet interlinked bodies of work. The first lays out a framework for understanding peasant politics and rebellion, much of which is applicable to rural areas of the contemporary global south. Scott then goes on to develop his arguments regarding everyday forms of peasant resistance using the comparative example of the religious tithe in France and Malaysia, and tracing the forms of resistance that cover their own tracks and avoid direct clashes with authorities. For much of the world's population, and for most of its history, this sort of politics was far more common than the violent clashes that dominate the history books, and in this book one can examine the anatomy of such resistance in rich comparative detail. Finally, Scott explores how the state's increasing grip on its population: its identity, land-holding, income, and movements, is a precondition for political hegemony. Crucially, in examining the invention of state-mandated legal identities, especially, the permanent patronym and the vagaries of its imposition on vernacular life, Scott lays bare the micro-processes of state-formation and resistance. Written by one of the leading social theorists of our age, Decoding Subaltern Politics: Ideology, Disguise, and Resistance in Agrarian Politics is an indispensible guide to the study of subaltern culture and politics and is essential reading for political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists and historians alike
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Scott, James C
Dewey number
305.5/633
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Asia's transformations
  • Critical Asian scholarship
  • Routledge studies in Asia's transformations
Series volume
8
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  • Peasants
  • Social movements
  • Social stratification
  • Agriculture and state
Label
Decoding subaltern politics : ideology, disguise, and resistance in agrarian politics, James C. Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The "way" of peasant politics : agrarian revolt and the little tradition -- Themes of peasant politics : localism, syncretism, profanation -- Modes of dissimulation -- Dissimulation in practice : resistance to the tithe in France and Malaysia : below the radar -- The state's grip on the vernacular world -- The production of legal identities proper to states : the case of the permanent family surname
Control code
ocn823737948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (158 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415540100
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823737948
Label
Decoding subaltern politics : ideology, disguise, and resistance in agrarian politics, James C. Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The "way" of peasant politics : agrarian revolt and the little tradition -- Themes of peasant politics : localism, syncretism, profanation -- Modes of dissimulation -- Dissimulation in practice : resistance to the tithe in France and Malaysia : below the radar -- The state's grip on the vernacular world -- The production of legal identities proper to states : the case of the permanent family surname
Control code
ocn823737948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (158 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415540100
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823737948

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