Political Oratory and Cartooning: An Ethnography of Democratic Processes in Madagascar

Political Oratory and Cartooning: An Ethnography of Democratic Processes in Madagascar

Author(s): Jennifer Jackson

Published Online: 16 JAN 2013 02:09AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118306062

Online ISBN: 9781118306185

DOI: 10.1002/9781118306185

About this Book

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

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