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Forget colonialism? sacrifice and the art of memory in Madagascar

While doing fieldwork in a village in east Madagascar that had suffered both heavy settler colonialism and a bloody anticolonial rebellion, Jennifer Cole found herself confronted by a puzzle. People in the area had lived through almost a century of intrusive French colonial rule, but they appeared to have forgotten the colonial period in their daily lives
eBook, English, ©2001
University of California Press, Berkeley, ©2001
1 online resource (xvii, 361 p.) : ill., maps.
9780520228450, 9780520228467, 9780520926820, 9780585391267, 0520228456, 0520228464, 052092682X, 0585391262
ContentsList of Illustrations and MapsAcknowledgmentsNote on the TextAbbreviationsChapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Colonial Interventions into Betsimisaraka LifeChapter 3. Local Worlds: Daily Village LifeChapter 4. Between Memory and History: Betsimisaraka Imagine the PastChapter 5. The Power in the Past and the Colonial in the AncestralChapter 6. Memory: Official and UnofficialChapter 7. Reversing Figure and Ground: The Memory of the 1947 Rebellion and the Elections of 1992-93Chapter 8. Constructing a Betsimisaraka MemoryscapeEpilogue: Looking Back: Memoryscapes in TimeNotesGlossaryReferencesIndex