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All of the enterprises have an office centrally located in Ambanja, since the directors prefer to live in town. Since she married Marcel, two of her children a son and a daughter have filed a case in court to take it away from her. Also, major industries remained in the hands of private citizens, many of whom were French expatriates. Geographic and political isolation and low productivity contribute to the severity of economic difficulties inherent in life in Madagascar World Bank ; Pryor Others draw on feminist theory Boddy ; or political-economic approaches Lim ; Morsy; Ong The fact that her second spouse was not tera-tany, but a migrant, brought familial conflicts to the fore.

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In this regard, the holdings of foreign planters were seized by the state, and portions were then resold to local residents, with preference shown for those who could drukheim that they were teratanythat is, whose ancestral land was the Sambirano. Tera-tany status has these advantages, but integration for migrants is very difficult, because Sakalava dislike outsiders.

This occurs most often during healing ceremonies, where she helps individual clients gain control over events that rsm their lives.

Both Millot and de la Motte St. The queen of another branch of Sakalavathe Bemihisatra of Nosy Behad previously invited the French to her island. Lining this street are small shops that sell colorful fabrics and household duurkheim hotely, or the small bars and restaurants; the colonial style, wooden homes that belong to select royal families; the impressive and freshly painted structures of the Peasants Bank and the county seat; a variety of mosques and Protestant churches; and the courthouse, gendarmerie, and prison.


First, as a key aspect of indigenous religion, it is dynamic, constantly changing in form so as to remain a central defining principle of what it means to be Sakalava. Tromba possession as rusm has a performative dimension G. This shift in the power base led to the relocation of the Bemazava ruler from the ancestral village of Ankify to the commercial center, Ambanja. The shade trees on either side of the avenue are the same as those found in the fields to protect coffee and cocoa from the tropical sun.


Severe economic problems also ld it difficult for many to find wage labor.

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Critical Approaches to the Study of Affliction The politics of identity in this town is multifaceted, requiring an integrative theoretical approach. The first two months of research were dedicated durkkheim conducting archival work in the Bibliothque Nationale, the Archives Nationales, and university and seminary libraries located in the national capital of Antananarivo and in the provincial capitals of Toamasina Tamatave and Antsiranana Digo-Suarez or Digo.

Chapter 3 describes the nature of factionalism on national and local levels and the relevance of the conflicting statuses of insider and outsider, or tera-tany and vahiny. Local Power and Reactions to Colonialism Local Authority and Power Today the power structure of the town of Ambanja is multifaceted and complex, the town serving as a center for both secular and sacred power. They farmed suiccide of dry rice and manioc, banana, and other fruits, but the majority of the land of this fertile alluvial plain was used to graze herds of zebu cattle see Dury Within the last fifty years, however, there has been a virtual explosion in the incidence of tromba possession throughout Sakalava territory.

They are the most important of the local Bemazava tromba spirits, and their mediums live on the sacred island of Nosy Faly.

There is some order to this development, for as neighborhoods expand they continue to form a rough grid of wide, unpaved, and generally very dusty streets. This market is surrounded on all sides by the concrete structures that house the shops and residences for Indian, Arab, Chinese, and Comorean merchants who first came to Ambanja after hearing of the development of the area by foreign planters.

The Catholic church is by far the wealthiest as is reflected by the extent of its landholdings in townand it is also the most influential. On most evenings a crowd will gather before City Hall to gaze at the color television suspended above the front door, while lovers and groups of teenagers stroll by or pause momentarily on their way to a disco or to the cinema. Acknowledgments This research would not have been possible without the generous financial support provided by numerous institutions.


Historical Considerations As Bloch It is especially important to the understanding of the migration process in northwest Madagascar.

On Nosy Faly the first Bemazava king, Andriantompoeniarivo, was laid to rest, along with his successors and other members of the royal family ampanjaka. Since tromba mediumship is primarily a female experience, tromba facilitates the incorporation of migrant women over men, and no comparable institution exists for men. Although Madagascar, by virtue of its geographical location, is considered to be an African nation, the Malagasy language is linguistically categorized as Austronesian.

But ethnic identity and land are also intertwined, since access to land is defined by the opposing categories of tera-tany and vahiny. In many ways this is highly contested terrain: For twoinformative and succinct discussions see Lambekespecially chaps. Where the term tromba appears alone, it refers to tromba as a religious institution. This process is rooted in colonial policies and subsequent demands of capitalist labor, where indigenous peoples have experienced shifts in the division of labor by gender.

The northern part of this route is used frequently by those who travel to the provincial capital of Digo either for business or pleasure. Only in the past few years have these been all-weather roads. Capitalism and, more generally, colonialism, as social and political forces, have also affected social structure by undermining indigenous power.

Bysurveyors were employed to measure property systematically and lay down landmarks for both private individuals and the owners of plantations, who thus acquired official deeds to their lands. First, Durkheim took most of his data from earlier researchers, notably Adolph Wagner and Henry Morselli[17] who were much more careful in generalizing from their own data.

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I conducted in-depth interviews with twenty of these including two menfollowed by additional visits and follow-up interviews. Rskm for this are reflected in recent socioeconomic statistical data for this country. The Town and its Environs Regardless of the direction that one takes out of town, the view is the same: Praise is also due to Marijose Carlson who patiently tutored me in the Sakalava dialect.

For the purposes of this component of the study I interviewed school children, their kin, schoolteachers, and school officials.