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Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Hav…



In this wide-ranging and original book, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields. He argues that centrally managed social plans derail when they impose schematic visions that do violence to complex interdependencies that are not — and cannot be — fully understood. Further the success of designs for social organization depends on the recognition that local, practical knowledge is as important as formal, epistemic knowledge. The author…


Seeing Like A State

Pub Date : 1998 | Author : James C. Scott | Publisher : Yale University Press

ISBN 10 : 0300078153
ISBN 13 : 9780300078152

An analysis of diverse failures in high-modernist, authoritarian state planning. It covers projects such as collectivization in Russia and the building of Brasilia, arguing that an..


If You Lived Here

Pub Date : 1998-09-01 | Author : Martha Rosler | Publisher : Discussions in Contemporary Cu

ISBN 10 : 156584498X
ISBN 13 : 9781565844988

With contributions by: Christine Benglia Bevington Marie Annick Brown Andrew Byard Cen´┐Żn The Chinatown History Project Clinton Coalition of Concern Rosalyn Deutsche Dan Graham an..


The Violence Of Austerity

Pub Date : 2017-05-20 | Author : Vickie Cooper | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0745337465
ISBN 13 : 9780745337463

Austerity, a response to the aftermath of the financial crisis, continues to devastate contemporary Britain.In The Violence of Austerity, Vickie Cooper and David Whyte bring togeth..


Markets Of Sorrow Labors Of Faith

Pub Date : 2013-03-04 | Author : Vincanne Adams | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822354499
ISBN 13 : 0822354497

This ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans provides a sobering look at the fallout from the privatization of vital social services under neoliberal..


The Western Canon

Pub Date : 2014-06-17 | Author : Harold Bloom | Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN 10 : 9780547546483
ISBN 13 : 0547546483

Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he ..


Opencl Programming Guide

Pub Date : 2011-07-07 | Author : Aaftab Munshi | Publisher : Pearson Education

ISBN 10 : 0132594552
ISBN 13 : 9780132594554

Using the new OpenCL (Open Computing Language) standard, you can write applications that access all available programming resources: CPUs, GPUs, and other processors such as DSPs a..


National Responsibility And Global Justice

Pub Date : 2007-11-22 | Author : David Miller | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : UOM:39015074239149
ISBN 13 :

Steering a middle course between cosmopolitanism and a narrow nationalism, the book develops an original theory of global justice that also addresses controversial topics such as i..


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