Food Sovereignty - Food Security by James C Scott
James C. Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University, as well as Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and the Council on Southeast Asia Studies at YCIAS, with grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He was president of the Association of Asian Studies in the USA from 1997 to 1998. His researches focus on political economy, comparative agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, theories of class relations and anarchism. He is illustrious particularly for his studies on peasant resistance in Southeast Asia and subaltern politics. He is the author of The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Subsistence and Rebellion in Southeast Asia (1976); Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance (1985); Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts (1990); Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (1998) and The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (2009). His earlier publications include Political Ideology in Malaysia: Reality and the Beliefs of an Elite (1968) and Comparative Political Corruption (1972).
This is one in a series of presentations organized by the Yale University Agrarian Studies Program and The Journal of Peasant Studies in collaboration with Food First, Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies/International Institute of Social Studies (The Hague), Transnational Institute (Amsterdam), the Yale Sustainable Food Project, and Yale South Asian Studies, with support from Kempf Fund.