"A MAJOR contribution to peasant studies, Malaysia studies, and the literature on evolutions and class consciousness."-Benedict R. Anderson, Cornell University.
"This book is a splendid achievement. Because Scott listens closely to the villagers of Malaysia, he enormously expands our understanding of popular ideology and therefore of popular politics. And because he is also a brilliant analyst, he draws upon this concrete experience to develop a new critique of classical theories of ideology."-Francis Fox Piven, Graduate Center of the City University of New York.