Political oratory and cartooning : an ethnography of democratic processes in madagascar / Jennifer Jackson.Material type: BookSeries: New directions in ethnography: 4.Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : Wiley - Blackwell, 2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118306154 (ePub); 1118306155 (ePub); 9781118306161 (MobiPocket); 1118306163 (MobiPocket); 9781118314432 ( Adobe PDF); 1118314433 ( Adobe PDF); 9781118306185; 111830618X.Subject(s): Presidents -- Madagascar -- Election | Political campaigns -- Madagascar | Political consultants -- Madagascar | Madagascar -- Politics and government -- 1992-2010 | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General | Political campaigns | Political consultants | Politics and government | Presidents -- Election | Madagascar | 1992-2010Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Political oratory and cartooningDDC classification: 324.9691/055 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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1. Introduction: "Look out! The sleeping locusts awake" -- 2. A history of language and politics in Madagascar -- 3. The structural and social organization of kabary politika -- 4. The structural and social organization of kisarisary politika (political cartooning) -- 5. Building publics through interanimating and shifting registers -- 6. "Stop acting like a slave" : the ideological and aesthetic dimensions of syntax and register in political kabary and political cartooning -- 7. "That's what you think" : arguing representations of truth in language -- 8. Conclusion: The constraints and possibilities of democracy.
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. It is the first anthropological study of the role of language and rhetoric in reshaping democracy and maps the dynamic relationship between formalized oratory, satire, and political change in Madagascar.