Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts

Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts

James C. Scott


Confrontations among the powerless and the robust are weighted down with deception - the powerless feign deference and the strong subtly assert their mastery. Peasants, serfs, untouchables, slaves, labourers, and prisoners usually are not loose to talk their minds within the presence of strength. those subordinate teams in its place create a mystery discourse that represents a critique of energy spoken at the back of the backs of the dominant. whilst, the strong additionally advance a personal discussion approximately practices and pursuits in their rule that can't be brazenly avowed. during this e-book, the writer, a social scientist, deals a dialogue either one of the general public roles performed through the robust and powerless and the mocking, vengeful tone they demonstrate off degree - what he phrases their public and hidden transcripts. utilizing examples from the literature, heritage, and politics of cultures all over the world, the writer examines the numerous guises this interplay has taken all through background and the tensions and contradictions it displays.

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