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Slavery and essentialism in highland Madagascar : ethnography, history, cognition, Denis Regnier

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Slavery and essentialism in highland Madagascar : ethnography, history, cognition
Title
Slavery and essentialism in highland Madagascar
Title remainder
ethnography, history, cognition
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Denis Regnier
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the prejudice against slave descendants in highland Madagascar and its persistence more than a century after the official abolition of slavery. 'Unclean people' is a widespread expression in the southern highlands of Madagascar, and refers to people of alleged slave descent who are discriminated against on a daily basis and in a variety of ways. Denis Regnier shows that prejudice is rooted in a strong case of psychological essentialism: free descendants think that 'slaves' have a 'dirty' essence that is impossible to cleanse. Regnier's field experiments question the widely accepted idea that the social stigma against slavery is a legacy of pre-colonial society. He argues to the contrary that the essential construal of 'slaves' is the outcome of the historical process triggered by the colonial abolition of slavery: whereas in pre-abolition times slaves could be cleansed through ritual means, the abolition of slavery meant that slaves were transformed only superficially into free persons, while their inner essence remained unchanged and became progressively constructed as 'forever unchangeable'. Based on detailed fieldwork, this volume will be of interest to scholars of anthropology, African studies, development studies, cultural psychology, and those looking at the legacy of slavery"--
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Regnier, Denis
Dewey number
305.5/6809691
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1399.M28
LC item number
R44 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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London school of economics monographs on social anthropology
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  • Slavery
  • Race discrimination
  • Essentialism (Philosophy)
  • Social psychology
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Slavery and essentialism in highland Madagascar : ethnography, history, cognition, Denis Regnier
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Contested histories
  • 5.
  • Marriage in Beparasy
  • 6.
  • Unilateral unions and their consequences
  • 7.
  • Mixing ancestries and keeping a memory of origins
  • 8.
  • Essentialism: evidence, development and transmission
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • encounter with southern Betsileo s̀laves'
  • 2.
  • Three lenses: ethnography, history and cognition
  • 3.
  • Berosaina
  • 4.
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MSTDDA6389879
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1 online resource ( 194 pages ):
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online
Isbn
9781000182422
Lccn
2020028684
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations, maps.
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Electronic reproduction.
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Label
Slavery and essentialism in highland Madagascar : ethnography, history, cognition, Denis Regnier
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contested histories
  • 5.
  • Marriage in Beparasy
  • 6.
  • Unilateral unions and their consequences
  • 7.
  • Mixing ancestries and keeping a memory of origins
  • 8.
  • Essentialism: evidence, development and transmission
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • encounter with southern Betsileo s̀laves'
  • 2.
  • Three lenses: ethnography, history and cognition
  • 3.
  • Berosaina
  • 4.
Control code
MSTDDA6389879
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ( 194 pages ):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000182422
Lccn
2020028684
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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