Domination And The Arts Of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts

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Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts

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.

Specifications of Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts

GENERAL
AuthorJames C. Scott
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionReprint
ISBN-100300056699
ISBN-139780300056693
PublisherYale University Press
Number Of Pages251
Publication Date1992-07-29
DIMENSIONS
Height0.77 inch.
Length9.34 inch.
Width6.12 inch.
Weight1.1 pounds.

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