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StatusIn Processing
LocationClark County
Call No322.44 Scot
TitleWeapons of the weak : everyday forms of peasant resistance / James C. Scott.
AuthorScott, James C. 1936- author.
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International Standard Book Number 9780300036411
International Standard Book Number 0300036418
International Standard Book Number 9780300033366
International Standard Book Number 0300033362
Personal Name Scott, James C. 1936- author.
Title Statement Weapons of the weak : everyday forms of peasant resistance / James C. Scott.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New Haven : Yale University Press, 1985.
Physical Description xxii, 389 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : black and white illustrations, map, charts ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 364-374) and index.
Formatted Contents Note 1. Small arms fire in the class war -- 2. Normal exploitation, normal resistance -- 3. The landscape of resistance -- 4. Sedaka, 1967-1979 -- 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.
Summary, Etc. 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.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Peasants Political activity Malaysia.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Passive resistance Malaysia.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Social conflict Malaysia.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Malaysia Politics and government.

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