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The Resource Lost people : magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar, David Graeber

Lost people : magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar, David Graeber

Label
Lost people : magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar
Title
Lost people
Title remainder
magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar
Statement of responsibility
David Graeber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graeber, David
Dewey number
969.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT469.M276
LC item number
G73 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Slavery
  • Betafo (Madagascar)
  • Betafo (Madagascar)
Label
Lost people : magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar, David Graeber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Notes on Malagasy Pronunciation -- Betafo, 1990 -- Royal Authority -- Negative Authority -- Character -- A Brief History of Betafo -- Anti-Heroic Politics -- The Trials of Miadana -- Lost People -- The Descendants of Rainitamaina -- It Must Have Gone Something Like This -- Catastrophe
Control code
82367869
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 469 pages
Isbn
9780253349101
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2007004502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)82367869
Label
Lost people : magic and the legacy of slavery in Madagascar, David Graeber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Notes on Malagasy Pronunciation -- Betafo, 1990 -- Royal Authority -- Negative Authority -- Character -- A Brief History of Betafo -- Anti-Heroic Politics -- The Trials of Miadana -- Lost People -- The Descendants of Rainitamaina -- It Must Have Gone Something Like This -- Catastrophe
Control code
82367869
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 469 pages
Isbn
9780253349101
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2007004502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)82367869

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