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Hegemony and Hidden Transcripts: The Discursive Arts of Neoliberal Legitimation

Carol J. Greenhouse
American Anthropologist
Vol. 107, No. 3 (Sep., 2005), pp. 356-368
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the American Anthropological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3567021
Page Count: 13
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Abstract

In this article, I offer a reading of James Scott's "Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts" (1990) from an inverted standpoint: Whereas Scott's focus is on resistance from below, mine is on resistance from above. My case study involves some of the more prominent legal and political responses to the attacks of September 11, 2001--notably the President's Military Order of November 13, 2001, establishing military tribunals for noncitizen detainees charged with terrorism. My analysis supports Scott's thesis regarding the discursivity of resistance while challenging some of his conclusions regarding the form and content of hegemony, as read in the current neoliberal milieu. With respect to the military tribunals, I argue that their establishment represents an extension of executive power rehearsed prior to the attacks, and that the politicization of security in the United States involves institutions and issues that have long antecedents in partisan political terms.

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