15. Juni: James Scott an der HU

Am 15. Juni wird James Scott (Yale) um 17:15 Uhr einen Vortrag an der HU Berlin halten. Der Titel des Vortrags lautet: „A Brief History of Flight from the State“. Alle Infos zur Veranstaltung gibt es hier oder nach dem Klick.

IRI THESys cordially invites you to its next public lecture held by Prof. James Scott from the University of Yale who will speak about „A Brief History of Flight from the State”. The event is part of the lecture series “Studium Oecologicum”, organized by the student-driven Sustainability Office at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

We look forward to seeing many of you!

When? Thurs, 15 June 2017, 17.15
Where? Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, main building, Senatssaal (1st floor)

A Brief History of Flight from the State

“Zomia,” the designation invented by Willem van Schendel for that portion of upland Southeast Asia that has, until recently, evaded incorporation into nation states and empires, could be, metaphorically, extended to other areas of the world that have become zones of state evasion. James Scott’s talk explores some of those zones in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Though Zomia is mountainous, wetlands, swamps, marshes, deltas and even city slums have also served historically as refugia for state-fleeing populations. The principles of geography, subsistence practices, mobility, and social structure that abet both state avoidance and state-prevention are examined.

James Scott from the Yale University is the Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and is Co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, Science, Technology and Society Program at M.I.T., and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. His research concerns political economy, comparative agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, theories of class relations and anarchism. Among many others, James Scott is author of The Art of Not Being Governed. An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia.

The event is a cooperation between the Sustainability Office and IRI THESys.
More information: www.iri-thesys.org  /  https://blogs.hu-berlin.de/n_buero/de/lehre/studium-oecologicum/

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