James C. Scott

Archis 2008 #2

Seeing Like a Society Interview with James C. Scott

Posted on February 1, 2008 — by

Scott is one of the most profound critics of high-modernist human development planning. He believes that the process of state-building, leading to what he calls the legibility and standardization of society, fosters control and domination rather than enlightenment and freedom. Scott started his academic career studying small village communities in the forests of Malaysia. When […]

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