Scott argues that many of the cultural traits and practices of the ethnic minorities of the Southeast Asian uplands, from Assam to Vietnam and from Malaysia to Southwest China—the emphasis on oral memory-keeping, fluid shifting of ethnic categories, embrace of millenarianism, swidden (slash-and-burn) agriculture, and so on—are strategies of state-resistance.
April 2, 2007
Caro’s literary treatment of Moses, as modern Gotham’s Faust, has had amazing staying power.
November 16, 2006
Through gentrification, the neighborhood is “saved” only insofar as its architecture remains.