Colloquium with Professor James C. Scott, Yale University Departments of Political Science and Anthropology
James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology at Yale University and Director, Program in Agrarian Studies has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), and a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. He was a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences for academic year 1998-1999. He was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and served as president of the Association of Asian Studies in 1997-98. Professor Scott is also a member of the Council on Southeast Asia Studies at YCIAS. His latest book, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, was published in 1998. His other publications include Political Ideology in Malaysia: Reality and the Beliefs of an Elite; Comparative Political Corruption; The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Subsistence and Rebellion in Southeast Asia; Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance; and Domination and the Arts of Resistance: The Hidden Transcript of Subordinate Groups. He has contributed to numerous journals, including Asian Studies; Comparative Studies in Society and History; Comparative Politics; American Political Science Review; Theory and Society; Politics and Society. His research interests include political economy, anarchism, ideology, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, and class relations.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
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