The Sacrificed Generation: Youth, History, and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar


"This fascinating study, grounded in vivid depictions of local life, relates to larger questions about the postcolonial exercise of political and economic power, when ostensibly sovereign states such as Madagascar are so profoundly controlled by international organizations unattached to any particular state. Sharp asks how young people in these radically changing circumstances are taught and teach themselves to understand their past, present and future."--Gillian Feeley-Harnik, author of "A Green Estate"

"Sharp's work is in the best tradition of classic anthropology, extending the critiques of Fanon, Mannoni, Memmi, and Freire by examining the effects of the socialist revolution, the birth of Malagasy nationalism, and the imposition of a postcolonial pedagogy on the minds of the 'sacrificed generation.' Her detailed ethnography is superb."--Nancy Scheper-Hughes, author of "Death without Weeping"

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2002


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