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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Interview with James C. Scott: Egalitarianism, the teachings of fieldwork and anarchist calisthenics
Authors: Palacios, Cerezales Diego
Duarte, Diogo
Sobral, Jose Manuel
Neves, Jose
Contact Email: diego.palacioscerezales@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: James C Scott
Anthropology
Political Science
Rational Peasant
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Universidad de Lisboa
Citation: Palacios Cerezales D, Duarte D, Sobral JM & Neves J (2013) Interview with James C. Scott: Egalitarianism, the teachings of fieldwork and anarchist calisthenics, Analise Social, XLVIII (207), pp. 447-463.
Abstract: The following conversation took place in Lisbon, April 2012, and gathered many students and researchers from both Portugal and Spain. The conversation was first directed by our own questions and we then opened the floor for discussion, taking some questions from the audience. The subjects discussed ranged from Scott’s participation in the Perestroika Movement in Political Science to his critique of the State and the concept of high-modernism (see Seeing like a State – How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, Scott’s 1998 book). The conversation also included his perspectives on resistance and their relation to contributions made by authors such as E.P. Thompson, Michel Foucault, and Pierre Clastres, among others. Finally, we also discussed the possibility of an “anarchist turn” in social sciences and came to know Scott’s law of anarchist calisthenics, and some hints about his new book, Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play (2012).1
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/15999
URL: http://analisesocial.ics.ul.pt/documentos/AS_207_f01.pdf
Rights: Publisher is open-access. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.
Affiliation: History
New University of Lisbon
University of Lisbon
New University of Lisbon

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