Weapons of the Weak

Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance

James C. Scott

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“Splendid . . . Combines the readability of Akenfield or Pig Earth with an accessible and illuminating theoretical commentary.”—A.F. Robertson, Times Higher Education Supplement

Weapons of the Weak is a brilliant book, combining a sure feel for the subjective side of struggle with a deft handling of economic and political trends.”—John R. Bowen, Journal of Peasant Studies

“No one who wants to understand peasant society, in or out of Southeast Asia, or theories of change, should fail to read [this book].”—Daniel S. Lev,
Journal of Asian Studies

This sensitive picture of the constant and circumspect struggle waged by peasants materially and ideologically against their oppressors shows that techniques of evasion and resistance may represent the most significant and effective means of class struggle in the long run.

 

James C. Scott is professor of political science at Yale University.

ISBN: 9780300036411
Publication Date: September 10, 1987
392 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
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