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The sacrificed generation : youth, history, and the colonized mind in Madagascar

Author: Lesley Alexandra Sharp
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a study of personal and collective memory in Madagascar. This title challenges many cross-cultural investigations of youth, for its key actors are not adults but schoolchildren.

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Sharp, Lesley Alexandra.
Sacrificed generation.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001007074
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Alexandra Sharp
ISBN: 0520229509 9780520229501 0520229517 9780520229518
OCLC Number: 928482351
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 377 p.) : ill., maps
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Notes on the Text Acknowledgments I. THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A CHILDREN'S HISTORY INTRODUCTION 1. YOUTH AND THE COLONIZED MIND II. THE PERPLEXITIES OF URBAN SCHOOLING: SACRIFICE, SUFFERING, AND SURVIVAL 2. THE SACRIFICED GENERATION 3. THE LIFE AND HARD TIMES OF THE SCHOOL MIGRANT III. FREEDOM, LABOR, AND LOYALTY 4. THE RESURGENCE OF ROYAL POWER 5. OUR GRANDFATHERS WENT TO WAR 6. LABORING FOR THE COLONY IV. YOUTH AND THE NATION: SCHOOLING AND ITS PERILS 7. GIRLS AND SEX AND OTHER URBAN DIVERSIONS 8. THE SOCIAL WORTH OF CHILDREN CONCLUSION: YOUTH IN AN AGE OF NATIONALISM Appendix 1. A Guide to Key Informants Appendix 2. Population Figures for Madagascar, 1990--1994 Appendix 3. Population Figures for the Sambirano Appendix 4. Schools in Ambanja and the Sambirano Valley Appendix 5. Enrollment Figures for Select Ambanja Schools Appendix 6. Bac Results at the State-Run Lycee Tsiaraso I, 1990--1994 Appendix 7. Students' Aspirations Notes Glossary References Index
Responsibility: Lesley A. Sharp.

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