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Political Oratory and Cartooning: An Ethnography of Democratic Process in Madagascar
Jennifer Jackson

Jackson traces the lively skirmishes between Madagascar’s political cartoonists and politicians whose cartooning and public oratory reveal an ever-shifting barometer of democracy in the island nation. 

  • The first anthropological study of the role of language and rhetoric in reshaping democracy
  • Maps the dynamic relationship between formalized oratory, satire, and political change in Madagascar
  • A fascinating analysis of the extraordinary Ciceronian features of kabary, a style of formal public oratory long abandoned in the West
  • Documents the management by United States Democrat campaign advisors of a foreign presidential bid, unprecedented in the post-colonial era
Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-118-30606-2