Perspectives on French Colonial Madagascar

Perspectives on French Colonial Madagascar - Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781137596901
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 969.103
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 258
Weight: 4552g
Height: 210mm
Width: 148mm
Spine width: 21mm