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Laboring for the Colony

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/9780520229501.003.0007
Laboring for the Colony

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This chapter focuses on the exploitative colonial practices experienced by young Malagasy men. It takes a look at the demands of colonial service and introduces the Service de la Main d'Oeuvre des Travaux d'Interet General (SMOTIG), which is considered as the most horrible form of colonial enslavement. This chapter also discusses the legacy of colonial labor policies, which has been considered as a troubling obstacle for the presidents of Madagascar.

Keywords: exploitative colonial practices; demands; SMOTIG; colonial service; colonial enslavement; colonial labor policies

Chapter.  11559 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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