Political Oratory and Cartooning: An Ethnography of by Jennifer Jackson

By Jennifer Jackson

Jackson strains the energetic skirmishes among Madagascar’s political cartoonists and politicians whose cartooning and public oratory exhibit an ever-shifting barometer of democracy within the island nation. 

  • The first anthropological examine of the function of language and rhetoric in reshaping democracy
  • Maps the dynamic courting among formalized oratory, satire, and political swap in Madagascar
  • A interesting research of the intense Ciceronian beneficial properties of kabary, a method of formal public oratory lengthy deserted within the West
  • Documents the administration via usa Democrat crusade advisors of a international presidential bid, unheard of within the post-colonial era

Content:
Chapter 1 creation: “Look Out! The drowsing Locusts unsleeping” (pages 1–17):
Chapter 2 A background of Language and Politics in Madagascar (pages 18–64):
Chapter three The Structural and Social association of Kabary Politika (pages 65–91):
Chapter four The Structural and Social association of Kisarisary Politika (Political Cartooning) (pages 92–116):
Chapter five development Publics via Interanimating and transferring Registers (pages 117–156):
Chapter 6 “Stop appearing Like a Slave”: The Ideological and Aesthetic Dimensions of Syntax and sign in in Political Kabary and Political Cartooning (pages 157–192):
Chapter 7 “That's What You Think”: Arguing Representations of fact in Language (pages 193–213):
Chapter eight end: the limitations and probabilities of Democracy (pages 214–240):

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Madagascar is the fourth largest island on earth. Its population in 1994, when I first arrived, was 12 million. Today, it has nearly doubled to 20 million. It is located roughly 500 kilometers from the continent of Africa, just across the Mozambique Channel from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It is over 10,000 kilometers from the southeast Asian island of Borneo, and yet its earliest inhabitants are as likely to have hailed from there as they did the African mainland. Evidence of this is found in the Malagasy language, which shares the same language family as other Austronesian languages in southeast Asia.

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They thwart this authority and the otherwise tidy and ordered social imaginary put forth by kabary speakers in the frames of their cartoon worlds. These modes of linguistic praxis, then, as historically and culturally contingent, serve as new forms of political representations to express ideas and to index emerging social formations shaping the state and civil society, and therefore, what democracy looks like. This ethnography explores and clarifies three important issues that consider the productive role of political oratory and cartooning in political process.

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