Seeing Like a State How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

ISBN-10: 0300078153
ISBN-13: 9780300078152
Edition: 1999
Authors: James C. Scott
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Description: The 20th century features many examples of grand utopian schemes that have inadvertently brought death and disruption to millions. This book analyses cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields.

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

The 20th century features many examples of grand utopian schemes that have inadvertently brought death and disruption to millions. This book analyses cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields.

James C. Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science, professor of anthropology, and codirector of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University. His books include "Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed"; "Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts"; and most recently, "The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia". He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a mediocre part-time farmer and beekeeper.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
State Projects of Legibility and Simplification
Nature and Space
Cities, People, and Language
Transforming Visions
Authoritarian High Modernism
The High-Modernist City: An Experiment and a Critique
The Revolutionary Party: A Plan and a Diagnosis
The Social Engineering of Rural Settlement and Production
Soviet Collectivization, Capitalist Dreams
Compulsory Villagization in Tanzania: Aesthetics and Miniaturization
Taming Nature: An Agriculture of Legibility and Simplicity
The Missing Link
Thin Simplifications and Practical Knowledge: Metis
Conclusion
Notes
Sources for Illustrations
Index

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