Jan 192013
 
 January 19, 2013

Two Cheers for Anarchism: On Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play

Jim Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology at Yale University, will be speaking March 25th as part of the Monday Seminar Series from 12:0-1:30 in room 101 West Duke Building.

Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy, Scott will provide a unique and powerful perspective on everything from everyday social and political interactions to mass protests and revolutions. The anarchist confidence in the inventiveness and judgment of people who are free to exercise their creative and moral capacities has influences on issues such as public disorder and riots, desertion, poaching, vernacular knowledge, assembly-line production, globalization, the petty bourgeoisie, school testing, playgrounds, and the practice of historical explanation.

Scott’s research concerns political economy, comparative agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, theories of class relations and anarchism. He is currently teaching Agrarian Studies and Rebellion, Resistance and Repression.