One of the most lively anthropologists who "really makes real human beings and their blood and pulse and veins come aliverather than assuming that "makes real human beings and their blood and pulse and veins come aliverather than assuming that and exclusion are intrinsic the very nature of politics it allows one to at least imagine a politics and a history that could still be going on without them I started reading Graeber and loved him So then a few years ago I had this great idea to read all of his other work This book was I think his first and it dealt exclusively with his anthropological work in Madag. Betafo a rural community in central Madagascar is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves Anthropologist David Graeber arrived for fieldwork at the height
tensions attributed to a Ascar Now I don t know a lot about Madagascar or its history "But Graeber Certainly Opened "Graeber certainly opened windows so I could get a better picture Then after reading about half of it I put the book down for two years or soOf Tensions Attributed To A
Recently I went back and finished it Originally I was trying really hard to pronounce terms people andI went back and finished it Originally I was trying really hard to pronounce terms people and correctly in my head which slowed me down And then I wasn t sure if I
Was Being Correct Sobeing correct So that the book was pretty narrowly focused on the legacies of colonialism and slavery in Madagascar and. Strous communal ordeal two years earlier As Graeber ncovers the layers of historical social and cultural knowledge reuired to nderstand this event he elaborates a new view of power ineuality and the political role.