This is part one of the transcript of my interview with
James C. Scott. We talk about anonymity, anarchism, domination, resistance, underdogs and people who have little or no power...
the link to the podcast and notes
James C. Scott Domination, Resistance,
Anarchy and The Scientific Study Of Underdogs
Rob: And welcome to
the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show,
WNJC 1360 AM
My guest tonight is James C. Scott. He's a professor of
politics and anthropology at Yale University. He's the founder of Yale's
Agrarian Studies program and he's been described as an anarchist and a Marxist.
Some of his books include The Art of Not Being Governed, Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms
of Resistance, Domination and
the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human
Condition Have Failed, and his
most recent I believe is Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and
Meaningful Work and Play, published by Princeton
to the show!
JS: Happy to be here.
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Rob: So you have a long career of publishing very
interesting books and titles. How would you describe the collection of your
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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