The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia

The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia

by James C. Scott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300152280

ISBN-13: 9780300152289

Pub. Date: 09/30/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

Acclaimed author James C. Scott tells the compelling story of disparate Asian peoples residing in Zomia-a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven countries-who until recently have stemmed the vast tide of state-making to live at arm's length from any organized state society.

Overview

Acclaimed author James C. Scott tells the compelling story of disparate Asian peoples residing in Zomia-a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven countries-who until recently have stemmed the vast tide of state-making to live at arm's length from any organized state society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300152289
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Series:
Yale Agrarian Studies Series
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Hills, Valleys, and States: An Introduction to Zomia 1

2 State Space: Zones of Governance and Appropriation 40

3 Concentrating Manpower and Grain: Slavery and Irrigated Rice 64

4 Civilization and the Unruly 98

5 Keeping the State at a Distance: The Peopling of the Hills 127

6 State Evasion, State Prevention: The Culture and Agriculture of Escape 178

6½ Orality, Writing, and Texts 220

7 Ethnogenesis: A Radical Constructionist Case 238

8 Prophets of Renewal 283

9 Conclusion 324

Notes 339

Glossary 407

Index 415

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