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Perspectives on French Colonial Madagascar

Author:
Jennings, Eric T.

ISBN:
978 1 137 59690 1
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
258
List price(s):
109.00 USD
72.00 GBP
89.99 EUR

Publication date:
8 September 2017

Short description: 

This book is a vivid history of Madagascar from the pre-colonial era to decolonization, examining a set of French colonial projects and perceptions that revolve around issues of power, vulnerability, health, conflict, control and identity.

Full description: 

This book is a vivid history of Madagascar from the pre-colonial era to decolonization, examining a set of French colonial projects and perceptions that revolve around issues of power, vulnerability, health, conflict, control and identity. It focuses on three lines of inquiry: the relationship between domination and health fears, the island's role during the two world wars, and the mystery of Malagasy origins. The Madagascar that emerges is plural and fractured. It is the site of colonial dystopias, grand schemes gone awry, and diverse indigenous reactions. Bringing together deep archival research and recent scholarship, Jennings sheds light on the colonial project in Madagascar, and more broadly, on the ideas which underpin colonialism.

Table of contents: 

1. IntroductionI. Health, Power and Vulnerability2. Disease and Conquest3. Rabies and ResistanceII. The Great Island in Global Conflict, 1914-19454. The Black Angel of Antananarivo5. Tyranny in the Wartime Central HighlandsIII. The Mystery of Malagasy Origins6. Writing Madagascar Back into the Madagascar Plan7. Recasting Madagascar: Village Structures, Racial Anthropology, and the Meanings of Cliff Markings

Biography: 

Eric T. Jennings is Distinguished Professor of the History of France and the Francophonie at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of several books on French colonial history, and has received a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship as well as grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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