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