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The Resource Domination and the arts of resistance : hidden transcripts, James C. Scott

Domination and the arts of resistance : hidden transcripts, James C. Scott

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Domination and the arts of resistance : hidden transcripts
Title
Domination and the arts of resistance
Title remainder
hidden transcripts
Statement of responsibility
James C. Scott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the same time, the powerful also develop a private dialogue about practices and goals of their rule that cannot be openly avowed. In this book, the author, a social scientist, offers a discussion both of the public roles played by the powerful and powerless and the mocking, vengeful tone they display off stage--what he terms their public and hidden transcripts. Using examples from the literature, history, and politics of cultures around the world, the author examines the many guises this interaction has taken throughout history and the tensions and contradictions it reflects. The author describes the ideological resistance of subordinate groups--their gossip, folktales, songs, jokes, and theater--their use of anonymity and ambiguity. He also analyzes how ruling elites attempt to convey an impression of hegemony through such devices as parades, state ceremony, and rituals of subordination and apology. Finally he identifies--with quotations that range from the recollections of American slaves to those of Russian citizens during the beginnings of Gorbachev's glasnost campaign--the political electricity generated among oppressed groups when, for the first time, the hidden transcript is spoken directly and publicly in the face of power
Cataloging source
DLC
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Scott, James C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Passive resistance
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Dominance (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Social groups
  • Dominance (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Passive resistance
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Social groups
Label
Domination and the arts of resistance : hidden transcripts, James C. Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm21375275
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780300056693
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90035207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)21375275
Label
Domination and the arts of resistance : hidden transcripts, James C. Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm21375275
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780300056693
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90035207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)21375275

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