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The art of not being governed

A arte de não ser governado

James C. Scott in Iberia

James C. Scott na Península Ibérica

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Published on Friday, April 13, 2012 by Marie Pellen

Summary

Over the last decades the works of James C. Scott have been an inspiration to many researchers all over the world. Major works such as The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia, Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance or Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts developed concepts, methodologies and theories that deeply influenced those who study social movements, agrarian societies or resistance struggles.

Announcement

Over the last decades the works of James C. Scott have been an inspiration to many researchers all over the world. Major works such as The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia, Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance or Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts developed concepts, methodologies and theories that deeply influenced those who study social movements, agrarian societies or resistance struggles. More recently the books Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed and the now published The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia further extended Scott’s influence upon social scientists. By gathering James C. Scott and a set of Iberian researchers, this workshop is the opportunity to discuss research mainly focused on Iberia and that closely deal with Scott’s legacies. It’s also the chance to have a conversation with Scott on his own trajectory from political science and anthropology to history, from moral economy to anarchism, etc.

Booking required: oficina.fcsh@gmail.com

Organizing Committee:

  • Diego Palacios Cerezales,
  • Diogo Duarte,
  • José Manuel Sobral,
  • José Mapril,
  • José Neves,
  • Lourenzo Fernández Prieto,
  • Miguel Cabo

With the support of FCT research project “The Making of State Power in Portugal 1890-1986” [FCSH/IHC – PTDC/HISHIS/104166/2008].

Programe

17th April 2012, ISCTE-IUL, Room C103

THE WORK OF JAMES C. SCOTT

9h15: Presentation and Introduction by José Manuel Sobral

DOMINATION AND THE ARTS OF RESISTANCE

9h45: Óscar Bascuñán, Resistance or delinquency? Illegalities and disorder among the Spanish peasantry.

10h: Óscar Rodríguez Barreira, Resistance, dissent and opposition. Theft and Black Markets as Weapons of the weak during Franco’s dictatorship.

10h15: Discussion

11h15: Coffee-break

MORAL ECONOMY AND THE ART OF NOT BEING GOVERNED

11h30: Manuel Carlos Silva, A Economia Moral em James Scott e o Camponês Racional em Samuel Popkin: balanço crítico e virtualidades do debate para a crise actual em Portugal.

11h45: Ramon Sarró, Mangroves, prophets and enclaves: The art of not being governed in Guinea Bissau.

12h: Discussion

13h: Lunch

SCOTT AND THE HISTORIANS

15h: Lourenzo Fernández Prieto and Miguel Cabo, James Scott in the contemporary galician historiography on the restoration 1874-1936.

15h15: Ana Cabana, Daniel Lanero, Araceli Freire and Alba Díaz, James Scott’s conceptual imprint on the social history of francoism. A review.

15h30: Dulce Freire, Experiencing the dictatorship: repression, negotiation, consent and opposition in Portugal after WWII (1945-1974)

15h45: Discussion

17h: Coffee-break

FROM THE PERESTROIKA MOVEMENT TO ANARCHIST ANTHROPOLOGY

17h30: A Conversation with James C. Scott, led by Diego Palacios Cerezales, Diogo Duarte, José Manuel Sobral and José Neves.

Places

  • Av. das Forças Armadas (ISCTE-IUL)
    Lisbon, Portugal

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Contact(s)

  • The art of not being governed. James C. Scott in Iberia ~
    courriel : oficina [dot] fcsh [at] gmail [dot] com

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Marta Maia
    courriel : martamaia72 [at] yahoo [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« The art of not being governed », Study days, Calenda, Published on Friday, April 13, 2012, https://calenda.org/208187

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