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18:30 - 20:00 10 May 2016

The Gordon Childe Lecture: A brief history of flight from the state


UCL Darwin LT B40 | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor James C. Scott, Yale University

Mountains, wetlands, swamps and even slums have served historically as refuge zones for populations fleeing the state. Drawing on his book, The Art of Not Being Governed, Professor James C. Scott will examine the principles of geography, subsistence practices and social structure that abet both state avoidance and prevention.


Gail Hammond
+44 (0)20 7679 8863 | gail.hammond@ucl.ac.uk


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