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Change, continuity and cultural identity as traced through the people and place of Ambohimanga, Madagascar

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This thesis is about the Tsimahafotsy Merina of Ambohimanga, Madagascar, and the relationship between their collective concept of cultural identity and the cultural landscape in which they live.

The Tsimahafotsy, once the dominant cultural group on the island have, over the last century, lost their political and social dominance, yet they remain united in a position of perceived privilege and power, a situation which inspired my thesis question: How did the Tsimahafotsy Merina buil...

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Linacre College (University of Oxford)
Department:
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

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Publication date:
2003
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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604788510
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uuid:6489323e-4371-46ce-9137-16bcfeeb1c54
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