Scott, James C.

James Scott is Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and co‑director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, Science, Technology and Society Program at M.I.T., and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. His research concerns political economy, comparative agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, theories of class relations and anarchism. The recipient of awards and honors such as he is recognized worldwide as an eminent authority in Southeast Asian, peasant, and agrarian studies, and has written classic, highly regarded works such as Domination and the Arts of Resistance, Weapons of the Weak, The Moral Economy of the Peasant, Seeing Like a State, and The Art of Not Being Governed. He considers himself “a mediocre sheep breeder and bee-keeper,” and also raises chickens.


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