The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia

  title={The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia},
  author={James C. Scott},
From the acclaimed author and scholar James C. Scott, the compelling tale of Asian peoples who until recently have stemmed the vast tide of state-making to live at arm's length from any organized state society For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them-slavery, conscription, taxes, corvee labor… Expand

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