Even though this new method of farming led to a dramatic increase in production, it wasn't benefitting the entire community.
After reading this book, you will have a whole different view of how change is affected, and a more sophisticated frame of analysis.
I enjoyed reading this ethnography because it is well put together and every section flows into the next making perfect sense.
The title would lead you to think this is an in-depth discussion of the types of resistance peasants have employed, how well the tactics worked, and maybe even what responses the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kerry
Scott spent two years (p. xvii) in (fictionally named),Sedaka, Malaysia collecting empirical evidence of "everyday forms of peasant resistance" for this book where their forms of... Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by Mills
This is a classic and reads as well today as it did 25 years ago. Scott is a brilliant thinker and ethnographer but he is also is a great writer. Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by tortuga
Weapons of the Weak is an ethnography that discusses the lives of the people who live in a small town that is located in Malaysia. Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by S. Boyle
James Scott's case study examines the lives of individuals living in a minute village in Malaysia, in which he calls Sedaka. Read morePublished on April 16, 2010 by D. Portannese
Although the true definition of "peasant" has lost its value in modern times, there are some general characteristics that still ring true throughout history. Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by Miss Scarlet
There is little debate among contemporary social theorists of the existence of oppression in the world; historically, peasants have always been exploited by the elite classes. Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by Patricia Gumbs
I thought that Weapons of the Weak was very interesting because even in our society it applies. People are always resisting in small ways against their bosses by either taking long... Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by G. Nackley