The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia
Publish date: September 30th 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
This is one amazing book. The early chapters cover a lot of cool background information, the notes of which eventually became part of my Green Eggs and Ham review, so I won't dwell on that stuff so much. Author James C. Scott takes the very long view of history, and breaks it up into four eras: (1) ...
In The Art of Not Being Governed, Scott continues the story begun in Seeing Like a State, from the perspective of the “runaway, fugitive, maroon communities who have, over the course of two millennia, been fleeing the oppressions of state-making projects in the valleys—slavery, conscription, taxes, ...
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