Saturday, December 26, 2009

Yay for Yale University Press

By the way, James C. Scott's excellent Seeing Like a State, which I mentioned in the last post, was published in 1998 by Yale University Press, which that year also published a certain On Trust by Gabriel Josipovici. I'd call that a good year. Yale has published several other books by Scott (two of which I received for Christmas: The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia and Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance) and The Book of God by Josipovici, as well as Chris Knight's crucial Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture. Color me impressed.


M.J. Nicholls said...



Zakk said...

Ha! I received "Seeing Like a State" for X-mas (w/ a gift card on the 26th).

I adore Knight's book! and the two Josipovici.

Mostly "Mississippi Records" for X-mas.

Thank God it's not X-mas anymore!