Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar

Graeber, David. 2007. Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar. University of Indiana Press. ISBN 0253219159 [Book]

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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.

Item Type:

Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Date:

2007

Item ID:

694

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2009 15:41

Last Modified:

13 Jun 2016 16:54

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/694

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