Sacrificed Generation by Lesley A. Sharp
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Sacrificed Generation
By Lesley A. Sharp

The Sacrificed Generation

Youth, History and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar

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Sacrificed Generation by Lesley A. Sharp

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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 schoolchildren. Lesley Sharp refutes dominant assumptions that African children are the helpless victims of postcolonial crises, incapable of organized, sustained collective thought or action. She insists instead on the political agency of Malagasy youth who, as they decipher their current predicament, offer potent, historicized critiques of colonial violence, nationalist resistance, foreign mass media, and schoolyard survival. Sharp asserts that autobiography and national history are inextricably linked and therefore must be read in tandem, a process that exposes how political consciousness is forged in the classroom, within the home, and on the street in Madagascar. Keywords: Critical pedagogy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520229518
ISBN-10: 0520229517
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lesley A. Sharp

Lesley A. Sharp is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College and author of The Possessed and the Dispossessed: Spirits, Identity, and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town (California, 1993).

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