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Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts Paperback – July 29, 1992

ISBN-13: 978-0300056693 ISBN-10: 0300056699 Edition: Reprint

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  • Paperback: 251 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; Reprint edition (July 29, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300056699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300056693
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Michael Auterson on November 11, 2000
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Spanning the entire globe and covering over 1000 years of human history, James C. Scott's Domination and the Arts of Resistance is an intellectual odyssey into the relatively new field of subaltern studies. It is also an intellectual oasis for historians and general readers of history who have become disillusioned with the traditional historiography of power relations and resistance among dominate groups and subordinate groups. Indeed, Scott's use of folklore, speeches, ballads, literary theory,linguistics, and public ceremonies, e.g., parades and political rallies, greatly adds to the works of other innovative historians of culture, domination, and resistance, e.g., Scott gives the works of Michel Focault, Hayden White, Dominick LaCapra, and Natalie Zemon Davis, to name a few, new perspectives for cultural analysis. Perhaps of greater importance is Scott's examination of what he describes as "public" and "private" transcripts,i.e., dialogue among and between the dominate and subordinate groups. Furthermore, Scott puts great emphasis on the "infrastructure" of power relationships among the respective inner "communities" of theweak and the strong. In short, what goes on behind the scenes, away from the public eye, reveals the true nature of what Scott labels as "masks of power", which are, in effect, merely public performances designed to placate both dominate and subordinate groups. This absorbing work will certainly be influential for future generations of historians, anthroplogists, political scientists, and sociologists.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Kall VINE VOICE on April 13, 2014
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If you want to get some insights into the power, domination and how the public and private scripts are used and how they affect the balance of power, this is an extraordinary book
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Loved this book on Domination and the Arts of Resistance, and how as Humans we express our hatred of the authorities who rule over us. Most of the big shots ignore this resistance because they don't care and they don't understand how it all works. This is a great book on the psychological benefits of being out of step with oppressive authority no matter where it is.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Richard James on March 10, 2006
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I got "domination" for a class, which does not tend to bias me in favor of liking a book. However, I have tentatively enjoyed reading it. It is a serious, scholarly book, but the topic is engaging and the case studies and historical examples cited are always interesting. I think that the author supports his complex thesis very well, and I would recommend this book to people who want to read something serious about race and culture.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dolphin on May 15, 2013
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Scott's 'Domination' is a modern classic from which anyone could learn to read the 'transcripts' which both sides of an unequal relationship use to maintain status. Theoretical, but also practical.

However, amazon's seller sent me a supposedly 'Used - Good' copy that was on its fourth round, apparently as a used college texctbook, highlighted multiple times, with a spine falling apart -- worth 50 cents at best. BEWARE!!
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