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Cole, Jennifer, 1966-
Sex and salvation : imagining the future in Madagascar / Jennifer Cole
Alternate Title Imagining the future in Madagascar
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2010
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 3rd Floor  HQ799.8.M33 C66 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Urban youth -- Madagascar -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Sex customs -- Madagascar
Women -- Madagascar -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Subject Madagascar -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Physical Description xvi, 229 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-220) and index
Summary As much of the intense political and social changes in Madagascar revolve around urban youth, who view themselves as avatars of modernity, this book argues that traditional social science offers inadequate theorizations of generational change and its contribution to broader cultural historical processes
Contents Imagining the future: theorizing generational and historical change -- Making modern life in Tamatave: shifting paths to social mobility -- Disembedding and the humiliation of poverty -- The changing social economy of the female life course -- Jeunes: the future in the present -- Finding Vazaha? Navigating the sexual economy -- Other futures: women, suffering, and pentecostalism -- How the future comes into the present

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