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Introduction

Lesley A. Sharp

in The Sacrificed Generation

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2002 | ISBN: 9780520229501
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935884 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520229501.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses the most deeply affected victims in Madagascar, namely the marginalized coastal youth. It first describes the nation of Madagascar and the town of Ambanja, which is located in the Sambirano Valley. It then provides a general overview of the political history of the island and a description of anthropological models of childhood and their limitations. Finally, it reviews the methodological approaches used throughout the research with school youth.

Keywords: coastal youth; Madagascar; Ambanja; political history; anthropological models; childhood; methodological approaches; school youth

Chapter.  12729 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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