Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts

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"Play fool, to catch wise."--proverb of Jamaican slaves Confrontations between the powerless and powerful are laden with deception--the powerless feign deference and the powerful subtly assert their mastery. Peasants, serfs, untouchables, slaves, laborers, and prisoners are not free to speak their minds in the presence of power. These subordinate groups instead create a secret discourse that represents a critique of power spoken behind the backs of the dominant. At the same time, the powerful also develop a private dialogue ...

Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts 1992, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300056693

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Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts 1990, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300047059

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