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The Art of Not Being Governed

An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia

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James Scott, recognized worldwide as an eminent authority in Southeast Asian, peasant, and agrarian studies, tells the story of the peoples of Zomia and their unlikely odyssey in search of self-determination. He redefines our views on Asian politics, history, demographics, and even our fundamental ideas about what constitutes civilization, and challenges us with a radically different approach to history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and redefines state-making as a form of “internal colonialism.” This new perspective requires a radical reevaluation of the civilizational narratives of the lowland states.

Scott’s work on Zomia represents a new way to think of area studies that will be applicable to other runaway, fugitive, and marooned communities, be they Gypsies, Cossacks, tribes fleeing slave raiders, Marsh Arabs, or San-Bushmen.

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Edition Notes

Series
Yale Agrarian Studies
Other Titles
Zomia ou l’art de ne pas être gouverné
Copyright Date
2009

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.800959
Library of Congress
DS523.3 .S36 2009, DS523.3.S36 2009

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xviii, 442p.
Number of pages
442
Dimensions
24 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24604468M
Internet Archive
artofnotbeinggov0000scot
ISBN 10
0300152280
ISBN 13
9780300152289
LC Control Number
2009003004
OCLC/WorldCat
1162366971
Google
AnKAmAEACAAJ
Library Thing
8821021
Goodreads
6477876

Work Description

The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia is a book-length anthropological and historical study of the Zomia highlands of Southeast Asia written by James C. Scott published in 2009. Zomia, as defined by Scott, includes all the lands at elevations above 300 meters stretching from the Central Highlands of Vietnam to northeastern India. That encompasses parts of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar, as well as four provinces of China. Zomia's 100 million residents are minority peoples "of truly bewildering ethnic and linguistic variety", he writes. Among them are the Akha, Hmong, Karen, Lahu, Mien, and Wa peoples.

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