Ancestors, power, and history in Madagascar

edited by Karen Middleton

The peoples of Madagascar are renowned for the prominence they give to the dead. In this volume, regional specialists reassess the significance of ancestors for changing relations of power, emerging identities, and local historical consciousness. Case-studies include the Royal Bath of 1817 (Pier Larson), succession in an urbanized Sakalava kingdom (Lesley Sharp), the Antankarana ritual cycle (Michael Lambek, Andrew Walsh), 19th-century Norwegian missionary culture (Karina Hestad Skeie), sacrifice on the East Coast (Jennifer Cole), violence among the Zafimaniry (Maurice Bloch), and circumcision and colonialism in the South (Karen Middleton). Three further chapters present original research on slavery, memory, and cultural politics in the Highlands (Sandra Evers, David Graeber, Francoise Raison-Jourde).

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書名 Ancestors, power, and history in Madagascar
著作者等 Middleton, Karen
シリーズ名 Studies on religion in Africa : supplements to the Journal of religion in Africa
出版元 Brill
刊行年月 c1999
ページ数 xi, 360 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9004112898
NCID BA43847731
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国