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The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia

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James C. Scott places the critical problem of the peasant household—subsistence—at the center of this study. The fear of food shortages, he argues persuasively, explains many otherwise puzzling technical, social, and moral arrangements in peasant society, such as resistance to innovation, the desire to own land even at some cost in terms of income, relationships with other ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published September 10th 1977 by Yale University Press (first published December 31st 1976)
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Giyanto
Sep 12, 2013 Giyanto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Buku ini saya temukan pertama kali di Perpustakaan Fakultas Geografi. Rencana akan saya ulas secara mendetail tapi masih dalam tahap riset pustaka pendukungnya. Namun demikian akan saya coba cicil sedikit ulasannya di sini.

Buku ini memiliki landasan argumen tentang ekonomi moral petani, yaitu etika subsistensi. Yang kemudian ditarik untuk menjelaskan secara logis mengapa ketika masa kolonial banyak terjadi pemberontakan petani. Riset buku ini mengambil setting penelitian pada pemberontakan Saya
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Sep 23, 2012 Bryan added it
In The moral economy of the peasant: rebellion and subsistence in Southeast Asia, Scott attempts to articulate a certain logic within the chaos that is the history of peasant society in Southeast Asia. It is the logic of the “moral economy” – a system of values and norms particular to peasants living near the subsistence margin which provides a framework to explain why they might or might not rebel.

The central argument of the book is a fairly simple one: The peasantry has particular notions of j
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John Poor
Interesting take on the decision making process utilized among generationally high-risk individuals. Volatility with critical risk sets in motion a game of risk minimization with all the institutions that follow rather than a game of value maximization which we would normally encounter in a society w/ social safety nets. A mismatch of these two institutions results in eventual loss whether through revolt or famine. My critique would rest in the objectivity of fairness rather than a reliance on t ...more
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Feb 28, 2017 Anto marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Gill
Feb 18, 2009 Gill rated it it was amazing
Outlines how peasants react to volatility and threats of volatility to their livelihoods (though not in so many words). This book is fascinating for its predictions about peasant resistance and violence. Must be read with his other work to really draw out the lineage.
عبدالله
Nov 22, 2013 عبدالله rated it liked it
نظرية فريدة من نوعها ، تفسر الكثير من الظواهر الإجتماعية والإقتصادية والدينية ؛ ولكنها انتقائية قاصرة على ثقافة الشرق الأقصى وبعض الفترات المسيحية التي تخدم فكرة الكاتب .. لو كان الكاتب أكثر موضوعية لفشلت فكرته جزئيًا مرتين على الأقل بين بيت لحم ومكة المكرمة.

كتاب جيد.
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I don't want to say this but his view is pretty much the other side of classical utilitarianism.
Michael
Oct 17, 2010 Michael rated it really liked it
This is another really interesting study wherein Scott tries to delineate when and why peasants engage in rebellion.
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This book helps you understand substance living and thinking.
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received his bachelor's degree from Williams College and his MA and PhD (1967) from Yale. He taught at the University of Wisconsin–Madison until 1976, when he returned to Yale. Now Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and is Director of the Agrarian Studies Program. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held grants from the N ...more
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