Lost people : magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar


Lost people : magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar

David Graeber

Indiana University Press, c2007

  • : cloth
  • : pbk

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Bibliography: p. 437-445

Includes index



Betafo, a rural community in central Madagascar, is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves. Anthropologist David Graeber arrived for fieldwork at the height of tensions attributed to a disastrous communal ordeal two years earlier. As Graeber uncovers the layers of historical, social, and cultural knowledge required to understand this event, he elaborates a new view of power, inequality, and the political role of narrative. Combining theoretical subtlety, a compelling narrative line, and vividly drawn characters, Lost People is a singular contribution to the anthropology of politics and the literature on ethnographic writing.


Contents<\> Preface and Acknowledgments Notes on Malagasy Pronunciation 1. Betafo, 1990 2. Royal Authority 3. Negative Authority 4. Character 5. A Brief History of Betafo 6. Anti-Heroic Politics 7. The Trials of Miadana 8. Lost People 9. The Descendants of Rainitamaina 10. It Must Have Gone Something Like This 11. Catastrophe 12. Epilogue Glossary of Malagasy Terms Personal Names in Text Important Places Named in Text Notes Bibliography Index

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