My Book Shelf

This year, I am committed to documenting the books that I am reading. I will also be posting my notes and brief commentaries on the books here. I will provide links to their worldcat entries and to download links if they are open access. So these days, I am currently reading: Two Lenins: A Brief … Continue reading My Book Shelf

Annotation: James Scott’s The Moral Economy of the Peasant

Continuing my summaries of readings that I come across, here's an annotation of a classic: James C. Scott’s (1977) breathtaking analysis of the “moral economy” of the peasant society provides a useful framework in looking at the condition of migrations from the countryside. He first locates the “economic dilemma” of peasants, arguing that often, the … Continue reading Annotation: James Scott’s The Moral Economy of the Peasant

Stoler, Ann Laura. 1995. Cultivating Bourgeois Bodies and Racial Selves.

In Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things. Pp. 95-136. Durham: Duke University Press. Stoler returns to The History of Sexuality to re-examine Foucault's account of the history of European bourgeois sexuality, and today's ongoing inquiry into the “work of race and the place of empire … Continue reading Stoler, Ann Laura. 1995. Cultivating Bourgeois Bodies and Racial Selves.