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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Youth and identity politics figure prominently in this provocative study of personal and collective memory in Madagascar. A deeply nuanced ethnography of historical consciousness, it challenges many cross-cultural investigations of youth, for its key actors are not adults but school children.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Alexandra Sharp
ISBN: 0520229509 9780520229501 0520229517 9780520229518
OCLC Number: 48473892
Description: xv, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Lesley A. Sharp.
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