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

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ISBN-10: 0300070160

ISBN-13: 9780300070163

Edition: 1998

Authors: James C. Scott

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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: $60.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/30/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

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