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Lost people : magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar

Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Betafo, a rural community in central Madagascar, is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves. Anthropologist David Graeber arrived for fieldwork at the height of tensions attributed to a disastrous communal ordeal two years earlier. As Graeber uncovers the layers of historical, social, and cultural knowledge required to understand this event, he elaborates a new view of power, inequality,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Graeber, David.
Lost people.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)657303007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Graeber
ISBN: 9780253349101 0253349109 9780253219152 0253219159
OCLC Number: 82367869
Description: xiii, 469 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Notes on Malagasy Pronunciation --
Betafo, 1990 --
Royal Authority --
Negative Authority --
Character --
A Brief History of Betafo --
Anti-Heroic Politics --
The Trials of Miadana --
Lost People --
The Descendants of Rainitamaina --
It Must Have Gone Something Like This --
Catastrophe.
Other Titles: Magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar
Responsibility: David Graeber.
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Betafo, a rural community in central Madagascar, is divided between descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves. Anthropologist David Graeber uncovers the layers of historical, social, and  Read more...

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