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Authors: Henry T. Wright, David Hurvitz, Manassé Esoavelomandroso, Fulgence Fanony, and Jacques Lombard.
Editors: Conrad Phillip Kottak, Jean-Aime Rakotoarisoa, Aidan Southall, and Pierre Vérin.
Additional Contributors: Gillian Feeley-Harnik, Gerald M. Berg, Hélène Ratrimoharinosy, Maurice Bloch, Janine Razafindratovo-Ramamonjisoa, Narivelo Rajoanarimanana, Richard Huntington, Karl Eggert, William J. G. Gardenier, and B. F. Baré.
ISBN-10: 0-89089-252-0 (0890892520)
ISBN-13: 978-0-89089-252-7 (9780890892527)
Language: English
No. of Pages: vi + 443
Dimensions: 162mm x 237mm x 35mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 1878
Shelving Location: Ethnography & Ethnology
Estimated Value: £12.00
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Society and History

Carolina Academic Press / Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research (1986).
Hardcover Book with Dust Jacket

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Most of the papers in this volume were originally prepared for the Burg Wartenstein Symposium No. 83, Human Adjustment in Time and Space in Madagascar, supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Malagasy, French, British and American scholars give accounts of archeology, ecology, history, ethnicity, kingship, ritual and social change in Madagascar.


  • Contents
  • Introduction (Conrad Phillip Kottak)
  • Abstracts
  • PART I. History, Adaptation, and the State
    • Origines malgaches: histoire culturelle et archéologie de Madagascar, mise au point et commentaire (Pierre Vérin)
    • Early Communities on the Island of Maore and the Coasts of Madagascar (Henry T. Wright)
    • Principaux aspects des formes d'adaptation de la société traditionelle Malgache (J. A. Rakotoarisoa)
    • The "Anjoaty" and Embouchures in Madagascar (David Hurvitz)
    • Milieu naturel et peuplement de l'Androy (Manassé Esoavelomandroso)
    • A propos des Mikea (Fulgence Fanony)
    • Le temps et l'espace dans l'idéologie politique de la Royauté Sakalava-menabe (Jacques Lombard)
    • Ritual and Work in Madagascar (Gillian Feeley-Harnik)
    • Royal Authority and the Protector System in Nineteenth-Century Imerina (Gerald M. Berg)
    • La Société Malgache vers 1800 (Hélène Ratrimoharinosy)
  • PART II. Varieties of Kinship and Social Organization
    • Hierarchy and Equality in Merina Kinship (Maurice Bloch)
    • Ilafy: terre et parenté (Janine Razafindratovo-Ramamonjisoa)
    • Quelques traits de ]'organisation sociale des Betsileo du Manandriana (Narivelo Rajaonarimanana)
    • Faliarivo and the Model of Malagasy Kinship (Aidan Southall)
    • Kinship Modeling: Adaptation, Fosterage, and Fictive Kinship among the Betsileo (Conrad Phillip Kottak)
    • The Transformation of the Bara Rural Economy (Richard Huntington)
    • Mahafaly as Misnomer (Karl Eggert)
    • Divination and Kinship among the Sakalava of West Madagascar (William J. G. Gardenier)
    • L'Organisation sociale Sakalava du Nord: une récapitulation (J. F. Baré)
    • Funerals and Social Change in Mayotte (Michael Lambek and Jon H. Breslar)
    • Common Themes in Malagasy Culture (Aidan Southall)
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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