Time with James C. Scott

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In this segment of Time with a Creative Mind, Richard E. Miller interviews James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology at Yale University.

“Chances are, the number of ideas that come from within your discipline everybody knows and they’re stale and they’re not very interesting. It’s only by exploiting that penumbra of things that are about a theme from very different perspectives that you’re going to get a fresh eye, a fresh view of these things.”

– James C. Scott, from Time with a Creative Mind.

Selected Publications

  • Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance, Yale University Press, 1985
  • Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts, Yale University Press, 1990
  • Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, Yale University Press, 1998
  • The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia, Yale University Press, 2009