Sacrifice and the Art of Memory in Madagascar
By (author) Jennifer Cole
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Forget Colonialism? by Jennifer Cole
Book DescriptionWhile 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. Then, during democratic elections in 1992-93, the terrifying memories came flooding back. Cole asks, How do once-colonized peoples remember the colonial period? Drawing on a fine-grained ethnography of the social practices of remembering and forgetting in one community, she develops a practice-based approach to social memory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520228467
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Love in Africa, Paperback (June 2009)
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Generations and Globalization, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by Jennifer Cole
Globalization is inextricably bound up with intimate aspects of personhood, care, and the daily decisions through which we make our lives. Looking at sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Mexico, the US, Europe, India, and China, this book investigates the impact of globalization in the context of families, age groups, and intergenerational relations.
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Author Biography - Jennifer Cole
Jennifer Cole is a cultural anthropologist and member of the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago.
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