Publisher description for Political oratory and cartooning : an ethnography of democratic processes in madagascar / Jennifer Jackson.

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Jackson traces the lively skirmishes between Madagascar's political cartoonists and politicians whose cartooning and public oratory reveal an ever-shifting barometer of democracy in the island nation.
The first anthropological study of the role of language and rhetoric in reshaping democracy
Maps the dynamic relationship between formalized oratory, satire, and political change in Madagascar
A fascinating analysis of the extraordinary Ciceronian features of kabary, a style of formal public oratory long abandoned in the West
Documents the management by United States Democrat campaign advisors of a foreign presidential bid, unprecedented in the post-colonial era

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Presidents -- Madagascar -- Election.
Political campaigns -- Madagascar.
Political consultants -- Madagascar.
Madagascar -- Politics and government -- 1992-