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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
Title variation
Anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia
Creator
Subject
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
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Scott, James C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS523.3
LC item number
.S36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Yale agrarian studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Peasants
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Southeast Asia
  • Southeast Asia
Label
The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia, James C. Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Hills, valleys, and states : an introduction to Zomia -- State space : zones of governance and appropriation -- Concentrating manpower and grain : slavery and irrigated rice -- Civilization and the unruly -- Keeping the state at a distance : the peopling of the hills -- State evasion, state prevention : the culture and agriculture of escape -- Orality, writing, and texts -- Ethnogenesis : a radical constructionist case -- Prophets of renewal
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 442 p.
Isbn
9780300169171
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009003004
Note
Main, cop. [1]-3.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 3320060-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3320060
  • (Sirsi) o301948134
  • (OCoLC)301948134
Label
The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia, James C. Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Hills, valleys, and states : an introduction to Zomia -- State space : zones of governance and appropriation -- Concentrating manpower and grain : slavery and irrigated rice -- Civilization and the unruly -- Keeping the state at a distance : the peopling of the hills -- State evasion, state prevention : the culture and agriculture of escape -- Orality, writing, and texts -- Ethnogenesis : a radical constructionist case -- Prophets of renewal
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 442 p.
Isbn
9780300169171
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009003004
Note
Main, cop. [1]-3.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 3320060-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3320060
  • (Sirsi) o301948134
  • (OCoLC)301948134

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