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Title:Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity and Meaningful Work and Play
Format Type:Ebook
Author:James C. Scott
Publisher:Princeton University Press
ISBN:0691155291
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:198
Category:Politics, Non fiction, Philosophy, Sociology, Political science

Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity and Meaningful Work and Play by James C. Scott

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity and Meaningful Work and Play James Scott taught us what s wrong with seeing like a state Now in his most accessible and personal book to date the acclaimed social scientist makes the case for seeing like an anarchist Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy i Two Cheers for Anarchism i is an engaging high spirited and often very funny defense of an anarchist way of seeing one that provides a unique and powerful perspective on everything from everyday social and political interactions to mass protests and revolutions Through a wide ranging series of memorable anecdotes and examples the book describes an anarchist sensibility that celebrates the local knowledge common sense and creativity of ordinary people The result is a kind of handbook on constructive anarchism that challenges us to radically reconsider the value of hierarchy in public and private life from schools and workplaces to retirement homes and government itself .

Beginning with what Scott calls the law of anarchist calisthenics an argument for law breaking inspired by an East German pedestrian crossing each chapter opens with a story that captures an essential anarchist truth In the course of telling these stories Scott touches on a wide variety of subjects public disorder and riots desertion poaching vernacular knowledge assembly line production globalization the petty bourgeoisie school testing playgrounds and the practice of historical explanation .

Far from a dogmatic manifesto i Two Cheers for Anarchism i celebrates the anarchist confidence in the inventiveness and judgment of people who are free to exercise their creative and moral capacities .

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 i Seeing Like a State How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed i i Domination and the Arts of Resistance Hidden Transcripts i and most recently i The Art of Not Being Governed An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia i He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and part time farme

Comparative Political Corruption, Perlawanan Kaum Tani, Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States, The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia, Decoding Subaltern Politics: Ideology, Disguise, and Resistance in Agrarian Politics, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity and Meaningful Work and Play, Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance, Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts, The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia