Ancestors, Power and History in Madagascar

Ancestors, Power and History in Madagascar

by Maurice Bloch
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004112898

ISBN-13: 9789004112896

Pub. Date: 05/31/1999

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This collection of essays by regional specialists draws on a wide range of ethnographic and historical data to reassess the significance of the ancestors for changing relations of power and emerging identities in Madagascar.  See more details below

Overview

This collection of essays by regional specialists draws on a wide range of ethnographic and historical data to reassess the significance of the ancestors for changing relations of power and emerging identities in Madagascar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004112896
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/31/1999
Series:
Studies of Religion in Africa Series, #20
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
1Introduction1
2A Cultural Politics of Bedchamber Construction and Progressive Dining in Antananarivo: Ritual Inversions During the Fandroana of 181737
3Building God's Kingdom: The Importance of the House to Nineteenth Century Norwegian Missionaries in Madagascar71
4Royal Difficulties: The Anxieties of Succession in an Urbanized Sakalava Kingdom103
5The Imagined Community of the Antankarana: Identity, History, and Ritual in Northern Madagascar145
6"Eating" Young Men Among the Zafimaniry175
7Sacrifice, Narratives and Experience in East Madagascar191
8Circumcision, Death, and Strangers219
9The Construction of History and Culture in the Southern Highlands: Tombs, Slaves and Ancestors257
10Social Competition and the Control of Sacred Places in Rural Imerina: the Case of Ankadivoribe283
11Painful Memories319
Index349

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