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Description - The Sacrificed Generation by Lesley A. Sharp

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 children, for its key actors are not adults but school youth. Lesley Sharp refutes dominant assumptions that African children are the helpless victims of postcolonial crises, incapable of organized, sustainable collective thought or action. She insists instead on their political agency.

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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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