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Domination and the arts of resistance : hidden transcripts

Author: James C Scott
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Confrontations between the powerless and the powerful are laden with deception--the powerless feign deference and the powerful subtly assert their mastery. Peasants, serfs, untouchables, slaves, labourers, 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James C Scott
ISBN: 0300047053 9780300047059 9780300056693 0300056699
OCLC Number: 21375275
Description: xviii, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Behind the official story --
Domination, acting, and fantasy --
The public transcript as a respectable performance --
False consciousness or laying it on thick? --
Making social space for a dissident subculture --
Voice under domination : the arts of political disguise --
The infrapolitics of subordinate groups --
A saturnalia of power : the first public declaration of the hidden transcript.
Responsibility: James C. Scott.
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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  Read more...

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