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Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance - Forrest D. Colburn

Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance

Paperback Published: 23rd January 1990
ISBN: 9780873326223
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 18 years old

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Peasant rebellions are uncommon. "Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance" explores peasants' foot dragging, feigned ingorance, false compliance, manipulation, flight, slander, theft, arson, sabotage, and similar prosaic forms of struggle. These kinds of resistance stop well short of collective defiance, a strategy usually suicidal for the subordinate. The central argument about peasant resistance is presented in the opening chapter by James Scott in which he summarizes and extends the thesis of his book on Malaysia's peasantry, "Weapons of the Weak". Scott's ideas are employed and refined in the ensuing seven country studies of peasant resistance: Poland, India, Egypt, Colombia, China, Nicaragua and Zimbabwe.

ISBN: 9780873326223
ISBN-10: 0873326229
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 23rd January 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 16.56  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.34