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Weapons of the weak: everday forms of peasant resistance

Author: Scott, James C. Publisher: Yale University Press, 1985.Language: EnglishDescription: 389 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0300036418Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Weapons of the Weak Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance Contents List of Tables Preface 1. Small Arms Fire in the Class War Razak Haji "Broom" The Symbolic Balance of Power 2. Normal Exploitation, Normal Resistance The Unwritten History of Resistance Resistance as Thought and Symbol The Experience and Consciousness of Human Agents xii xv 1 1 13 22 28 28 37 41 3. The Landscape of Resistance 48 Background: Malaysia and the Paddy Sector 50 Middle Ground: Kedah and the Muda Irrigation Scheme 59 Landownership · Farm Size · Tenure · Mechanization · From Exploitation to Marginalization · Income · Poverty · Institutional Access 4. Sedaka, 1967-1979 The Village Rich and Poor Village Composition Land Tenure Changes in Tenancy Changes in Rice Production and Wages Local Institutions and Economic Power The Farmers' Association · The Ruling Party in Sedaka 5. History according to Winners and Losers Class-ifying Ships Passing--and Signaling--in the Night Two Subjective Class Histories of the Green Revolution Double-cropping and Double Vision From Living Rents to Dead Rents Combine-Harvesters Losing Ground: Access to Paddy Land Rituals of Compassion and Social Control The Remembered Village 86 86 91 100 100 103 110 125 138 138 141 147 148 151 154 164 169 178 x · CONTENTS 6. Stretching the Truth: Ideology at Work Ideological Work in Determinate Conditions The Vocabulary of Exploitation Bending the Facts: Stratification and Income Rationalizing Exploitation Ideological Conflict: The Village Gate Ideological Conflict: The Village Improvement Scheme Argument as Resistance 184 184 186 198 204 212 220 233 7. Beyond the War of Words: Cautious Resistance and Calculated Conformity 241 Obstacles to Open, Collective Resistance 242 The Effort to Stop the Combine-Harvester 248 "Routine" Resistance 255 Trade Unionism without Trade Unions · Imposed Mutuality · Self-help and/or Enforcement · Prototype Resistance "Routine" Repression 274 Routine Compliance and Resistance that Covers Its Tracks 278 Conformity and the Partial Transcript 284 What Is Resistance? 289 8. Hegemony and Consciousness: Everyday Forms of Ideological Struggle The Material Base and Normative Superstructure in Sedaka Rethinking the Concept of Hegemony Penetration · Inevitability, Naturalization, and Justice · Conflict within Hegemony · Trade Union Consciousness and Revolution · Who Shatters the Hegemony? Appendixes A. A Note on Village Population, 1967-1979 B. Farm Income Comparisons for Different Tenure and Farm Size Categories: Muda, 1966, 1974, 1979 C. Data on Land Tenure Changes, Net Returns, and Political Office D. Glossary of Local Terms E. Translation of Surat Layang Bibliography Index Photographs 304 305 314 351 355 356 361 362 364 375 following page 162

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