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Seeing Like a State

How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (The Institution for Social and Policy St)

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Published by Yale University Press .
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First Sentence

Certain forms of knowledge and control require a narrowing of vision.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
Part 1. STATE PROJECTS OF LEGIBILITY AND SIMPLIFICATION 9
Chapter 1. Nature and Space 11
Chapter 2. Cities, People, and Language 53
Part 2. TRANSFORMING VISIONS 85
Chapter 3. Authoritarian High Modernism 87
Chapter 4. The High-Modernist City: An Experiment and a Critique 103
Chapter 5. The Revolutionary Party: A Plan and a Diagnosis 147
Part 3. THE SOCIAL ENGINEERING OF RURAL SETTLEMENT AND PRODUCTION 181
Chapter 6. Soviet Collectivization, Capitalist Dreams 193
Chapter 7. Compulsory Villagization in Tanzania: Aesthetics and Miniaturization 223
Chapter 8. Taming Nature: An Agriculture of Legibility and Simplicity 262
PART 4. THE MISSING LINK 307
Chapter 9. Thin Simplifications and Practical Knowledge: Métis 309
Chapter 10. Conclusion 342
Notes 359
Sources for Illustrations 433
Index 435

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
464
Dimensions
9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
Weight
1.4 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9626676M
Internet Archive
seeinglikestate00jame
ISBN 10
0300078153
ISBN 13
9780300078152
Library Thing
12260
Goodreads
20186

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