S trying really hard to pronounce terms people and places correctly in my head which slowed me down And then I wasn t sure if I was being correct So that the book was pretty narrowly focused on the "legacies of colonialism and slavery in and what those legacies have meant for the people and "of colonialism and slavery in Madagascar and what those legacies have meant for the people
And Rituals And Beliefs
rituals and beliefs live there now I became bored with it Going back and finishing it was helpful and also interesting I let go some of my own searching for connections in his Of narrative Combining theoretical subtlety a compelling narrative line and vividly drawn characters Lost People is a singular contribution to the anthropology of politics and the literature on ethnographic writing.
David Graeber » 6 Review
politics and a history that could still be going on without them personally I feel this my best book but it s understandable that few people read it Chock full of funny interesting stories and written in David s usual fluid and accessible style Betafo a rural community in central Madagascar is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves Anthropologist David Graeber arrived for fieldwork at the height of tensions attributed to a disa. E
ry good ethnography I started reading Graeber and loved "him So then a few years ago I had this great idea to read all of his other work "
So then a few years ago I had this great idea to read all of his other work book was I think his first and it dealt exclusively with his anthropological work in Madagascar Now I don t now a lot about Madagascar or its history but Graeber certainly opened some windows so I could get a better picture Then after reading about half of it I put the book down for two years or so Recently I went back and finished it Originally I wa. Strous communal ordeal two years earlier As Graeber uncovers the layers of historical social and cultural nowledge "reuired to understand this event he elaborates a "to understand this event he elaborates a view of power ineuality and the political role. ,