Weapons of the Weak

Weapons of the Weak

He develops this conclusion throughout the book, through the different scenarios and characters that come up during his time of fieldwork in the village.

Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300153627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Weapons of the Weak is an ethnography by James C. Scott that studies the effects of the Green Revolution in rural Malaysia. One of the main objectives of the study is to make an argument that the Marxian and Gramscian ideas of false consciousness and hegemony are incorrect. He develops this conclusion throughout the book, through the different scenarios and characters that come up during his time of fieldwork in the village. This publication, based on 2 years of fieldwork (1978-1980), focuses on the local class relations in a small rice farming community of 70 households in the main paddy-growing area of Kedah in Malaysia. Introduction of the Green Revolution in 1976 eliminated 2/3 of the wage-earning opportunities for smallholders and landless laborers. The main ensuing class struggle is analyzed being the ideological struggle in the village and the practice of resistance itself consisting of: foot-dragging, dissimulation, desertion, false compliance, pilfering, feigned ignorance and sabotage acts. Rich and poor are engaged in an unremitting if silent struggle to define changes in land tenure, mechanization and employment to advance their own interests, and to use values that they share to control the distribution of status, land, work and grain.
Categories: Business & Economics

Power in Action

Power in Action

242ff Scott 'Weapons of the Weak p. xv Göran Hydén Beyond Ujamaa in
Tanzania London, Heinemann, 1980, p. 231 Scott Weapons of the Weak pp.
242ff. This is also consistent with the argument in Scott's Moral Economy Biko I
Write What I ...

Author: Steven Friedman

Publisher: Wits University Press

ISBN: 9781776143023

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Argues that South Africans, like everyone else, need democracy for a more equal society What are democracies meant to do? And how does one know when one is a democratic state? These incisive questions and more by leading political scientist, Steven Friedman, underlie this robust enquiry into what democracy means for South Africa post 1994. Democracy is often viewed through a lens reflecting Western understanding. New democracies are compared to idealized notions by which the system is said to operate in the global North. The democracies of Western Europe and North America are understood to be the finished product and all others are assessed by how far they have progressed towards approximating this model. Power in Action persuasively argues against this stereotype. Friedman asserts that democracies can only work when every adult has an equal say in the public decisions that affect them.Democracy is achieved not by adopting idealized models derived from other societies–rather, it is the product of collective action by citizens who claim the right to be heard not only through public protest action, but also through the conscious exercise of influence on public and private power holders. Viewing democracy in this way challenges us to develop a deeper understanding of democracy’s challenges and in so doing to ensure that more citizens can claim a say over more decisions in society.
Categories: Political Science

Peasant Studies

Peasant Studies

The weapons of the weak can thus be taken to express the fact that hegemony is
never all - encompassing but is rather contingent , being concerned with
broadening and deepening the scope of consent . Given this perspective , Scott '
s ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106012175631

Category: Peasantry

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The Weapons of Our Warfare An Address Etc

The Weapons of Our Warfare  An Address  Etc

... loiter like Reuben among the sheep folds , and come not up to the help of the
Lord against the mighty - let the neutral tinted leave men in doubt as to what their
principles really are let the supple - jointed , the weak and the timid , who were ...

Author: William Landels

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022875252

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The Weapons of Our Warfare A Sermon on 2 Cor X 4

The Weapons of Our Warfare  A Sermon  on 2 Cor  X  4

He amongst us who can speak thus in sincerity before God , has learnt to use the
weapons of the Apostle , and is the best ... hath chosen the foolish things of the
world to confound the wise ; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to
 ...

Author: Steuart Adolphus Pears

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021860980

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An American Dictionary of the English Language

An American Dictionary of the English Language

To make weak . [ Not used . ) may be decmed wealthy in a village , who would
not being on a journey . Judges xix . ... Weapons , in botany , arms ; thorns ,
prickles , and a road . of force or vigor ; feebileneas ; as , tho weakness of a stings
, with ...

Author: Noah Webster

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNEZZD

Category: English language

Page: 1367

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Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons of Mass Destruction

... Iran baited the nuclear weapon states on their failure to make progress on
disarmament , specifically the United States for its research ... by those who
employ a strategy of the weak using international fora , judicial processes , and
terrorism .

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000061493599

Category: Electronic government information

Page: 249

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Sympathy or words for the weak and the weary

Sympathy  or  words for the weak and the weary

... not seem endowed with any natural qualifications , and who consequently
must go in direct opposition to the dictates of flesh and blood . At length his
enmity ceases , his weapons of opposition are laid down , and his rebellious
spirit brought ...

Author: David Alfred DOUDNEY (the Elder.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0020862236

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Sympathy or Words for the weak and the weary

Sympathy  or  Words for the weak and the weary

... not seem endowed with any natural qualifications , and who consequently
must go in direct opposition to the dictates of flesh and blood . At length his
enmity ceases , his weapons of opposition are laid down , and his rebellious
spirit brought ...

Author: David Alfred Doudney

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590310101

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Charles M Russell Sculptor

Charles M  Russell  Sculptor

In 1958 , Britzman's widow and the three surviving partners presented a plaster
model of Weapons of the Weak to the Montana Historical Society . The fate of the
other model is not known . 12 When Britzman published his compilation of ...

Author: Rick Stewart

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015002248087

Category: Art

Page: 400

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Weapons of Christian warfare sermons With a preface by B F Smith

Weapons of Christian warfare  sermons  With a preface by B F  Smith

... weak sucker from the massive stem of David ' s monarchy , that it looked to
them but a weak ( tender ) , a helpless plant , a root out of a dry ground : it had no
form and comeliness for the multitude , though 80 THE BRANCH OF THE LORD .

Author: William Thornton

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590979967

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IFDA Dossier

IFDA Dossier

The strong non - state will penetrate and co - opt the weak state . The weak non -
state will not be able to do anything similar relative to the strong state . The
weapons of weak people inside a strong state will be civil disobedience and riots
.

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173024145160

Category: Developing countries

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When the Weak Attack the Strong

When the Weak Attack the Strong

All of the factors cited above could lead to the use or threatened use of ballistic -
missile - delivered weapons of mass destruction against the United States or its
allies . It is not difficult to imagine this happening . One example from today ' s ...

Author: Barry Wolf

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000020655647

Category: Deterrence (Strategy)

Page: 21

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This note examines some examples of deterrence failure to shed light on the question of whether the U.S. nuclear and chemical retaliatory capability is sufficient to deter Nth country attacks with weapons of mass destruction. The note begins by explaining that past conventional deterrence failures are relevant to potential deterrence failures leading to the use of weapons of mass destruction. Such weapons may not always produce mass casualties, and conventional warfare has yielded casualties on a scale approaching that caused by weapons of mass destruction. Moreover, some leaders at least have shown a callousness toward the deaths of their own countrymen that indicates they will not be deterred by the risk of heavy casualties. Conflicts initiated by weaker states against stronger ones fall into three categories: those resulting from (1) high motivation, (2) misperceptions, and (3) military vulnerabilities of the stronger state. Analysis of examples in these categories leads to the following conclusions: The historical cases are relevant to deterrence of Nth-country missile attacks employing weapons of mass destruction. Even overwhelming strength does not guarantee deterrence. A ballistic missile defense system may add to deterrence of attack by Nth countries, but it should also be able to preclude or at least limit damage if deterrence fails.
Categories: Deterrence (Strategy)

Projectile Weapons of War and Explosive Compounds

Projectile Weapons of War and Explosive Compounds

Let me now proceed to observe , that the public , at least the non - chemical
public , attach a very incorrect signification to the words “ strong ” and “ strength ; "
for instance , oil of vitrol is said to be a strong substance , and water a weak one ;
yet ...

Author: John Scoffern

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017624457

Category: Firearms

Page: 306

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Categories: Firearms

Philippine Law Journal

Philippine Law Journal

In discussing the forms of resistance the residents of Filipinas Street used to face
Mr . Lopez and his goons , I will be using a modified version of James Scott ' s
concept of " weapons of the weak ” made by James Ockey in his study of the
forms ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063884634

Category: Law

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Projectile Weapons of War and Explosive Compounds Including Some New Resources of Warfare with Especial Reference to Rifled Ordnance in Their Chief Known Varieties

Projectile Weapons of War and Explosive Compounds  Including Some New Resources of Warfare  with Especial Reference to Rifled Ordnance  in Their Chief Known Varieties

Let me now proceed to observe , that the public , at least the non - chemical
public , attach a very incorrect signification to the words “ strong ” and “ strength ; '
for instance , oil of vitrol is said to be a strong substance , and water a weak one ;
yet ...

Author: John Scoffern

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000947995Q

Category: Firearms

Page: 376

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Foreign Flowers

Foreign Flowers

Hau ' ofa ' s jocular Tales of the Tikongs ( 1988 ) described the sophisticated
weapons of the weak that Tongans had devised to bamboozle their donors . His
Pacific Islanders were sly and calculating agents in a game they played with
earnest ...

Author: Peter Larmour

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: UOM:39015060851972

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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Wide ranging and cross-disciplinary in its approach, Foreign Flowers focuses on the process of policy transfer in the Pacific and the use of power to achieve it. Many governing institutions in the region have been borrowed, transplanted, or imposed by colonial rule or military intervention from outside. The book attempts to answer several key questions: Where do the governing institutions originate and why are so many of them based on Western models? Why have some transfers succeeded while others have not? What are the effects of transfers? What has been the fate of a particular institution, the state? How does culture affect the transfer of (and resistance to) institutions? Early chapters identify institutional transfer as a persistent theme in the study of the Pacific, reflected in ideas like cargo cults, homegrown constitutions, invented traditions, and weak states. The author analyzes about forty cases of institutional transfer, beginning with Tonga's borrowing of foreign institutions in the nineteenth century and ending with current attempts to induce island states to regulate their offshore financial centers. He goes on to distinguish factors that determine whether transfer took place, including timing, social conditions, and sympathy with local values. He looks at the kinds of power and coercion being deployed in transfer and at how transfers have been evaluated by their sponsors: domestic reformers, aid donors, international financial institutions, and their consultants and academic advisers.
Categories: Political Science

Ain t No Account

 Ain t No Account

These desperate warnings - also made by holders in Central Jersey - reveal
whites ' fear of slaves ' ability to exploit the common modes of water
transportation , for these effectively had become “ weapons of the weak . " 29
Holders ' alarm , it ...

Author: Kenneth E. Marshall

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293024708657

Category: African Americans in literature

Page: 436

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A Concordance to the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testament to which are added a Concordance to the books called Apocrypha and a Concordance to the Psalter contained in the Book of Common Prayer The preface signed T B M i e Thomas B Murray The concordance to the Bible and Apocrypha compiled by T B Murray Michael Biggs and others that to the Psalter by Charles Girdlestone

A Concordance to the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testament  to which are added a Concordance to the books called Apocrypha  and a Concordance to the Psalter  contained in the Book of Common Prayer   The preface signed  T  B  M   i e  Thomas B  Murray  The concordance to the Bible and Apocrypha compiled by T  B  Murray  Michael Biggs and others  that to the Psalter by Charles Girdlestone

1. strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak Hos . 1. 8. when she had w . Lo
- ruliamah , she conceived 1 Cor . 1. 27. God hath chosen the u . things of the
world WEAPON . 4. 10. wise in Christ ; we are weak , but ye are strong Deut . 23.

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ISBN: BL:A0017091318

Category: Bible

Page: 1423

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Contentious Europeans

Contentious Europeans

Weak Weapons of the Weak? Transnational Mobilization around Migration in the
European Union Virginie Guiraudon PROLOGUE: A TRANSNATIONAL
PROTEST AGAINST "FORTRESS EUROPE" On December 6th, 1998, in Berlin,
the ...

Author: Douglas R. Imig

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742500845

Category: Political Science

Page: 293

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Exploring how social movements have been influenced by growing Europeanization and globalization, this groundbreaking work analyzes the developing efforts of European citizens to make demands upon the supranational level of European government through social movements, protest politics, and contentious political action. The authors explore the conditions under which citizens are attempting to gain voice before the EU through protest politics, as well as the reasons why a truly transnational realm of collective action has proven so elusive.
Categories: Political Science