The Resource Weapons of the weak : everyday forms of peasant resistance, James C. Scott

Weapons of the weak : everyday forms of peasant resistance, James C. Scott

Label
Weapons of the weak : everyday forms of peasant resistance
Title
Weapons of the weak
Title remainder
everyday forms of peasant resistance
Statement of responsibility
James C. Scott
Title variation
Everyday forms of peasant resistance
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Weapons of the Weak is an ethnography by James C. Scott that studies the effects of the Green Revolution in rural Malaysia. One of the main objectives of the study is to make an argument that the Marxian and Gramscian ideas of false consciousness and hegemony are incorrect. He develops this conclusion throughout the book, through the different scenarios and characters that come up during his time of fieldwork in the village. This publication, based on 2 years of fieldwork (1978-1980), focuses on the local class relations in a small rice farming community of 70 households in the main paddy-growing area of Kedah in Malaysia. Introduction of the Green Revolution in 1976 eliminated 2/3 of the wage-earning opportunities for smallholders and landless laborers. The main ensuing class struggle is analyzed being the ideological struggle in the village and the practice of resistance itself consisting of: foot-dragging, dissimulation, desertion, false compliance, pilfering, feigned ignorance and sabotage acts. Rich and poor are engaged in an unremitting if silent struggle to define changes in land tenure, mechanization and employment to advance their own interests, and to use values that they share to control the distribution of status, land, work and grain
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, James C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1537.M27
LC item number
S38 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peasants
  • Passive resistance
  • Social conflict
  • Passive resistance
  • Peasants
  • Social conflict
  • Bauer
  • Klassenkampf
  • Bauer
  • Bauernbewegung
  • Klassenkampf
  • Landbevölkerung
  • Widerstand
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
Label
Weapons of the weak : everyday forms of peasant resistance, James C. Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 364-374
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • History according to winners and losers
  • 6.
  • Stretching the truth : ideology at work
  • 7.
  • Beyond the war of words : cautious resistance and calculated conformity
  • 8.
  • Hegemony and consciousness : everyday forms of ideological struggle
  • 1.
  • Small arms fire in the class war
  • 2.
  • Normal exploitation, normal resistance
  • 3.
  • The landscape of resistance
  • 4.
  • Sedaka, 1967-1979
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 389 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300033366
Lccn
85051779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)13557344
Label
Weapons of the weak : everyday forms of peasant resistance, James C. Scott
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 364-374
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • History according to winners and losers
  • 6.
  • Stretching the truth : ideology at work
  • 7.
  • Beyond the war of words : cautious resistance and calculated conformity
  • 8.
  • Hegemony and consciousness : everyday forms of ideological struggle
  • 1.
  • Small arms fire in the class war
  • 2.
  • Normal exploitation, normal resistance
  • 3.
  • The landscape of resistance
  • 4.
  • Sedaka, 1967-1979
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 389 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300033366
Lccn
85051779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)13557344

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