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whereas doing fieldwork in a village in east Madagascar that had suffered either heavy settler colonialism and a bloody anticolonial uprising, Jennifer Cole chanced on herself faced by means of a puzzle. humans within the sector had lived via nearly a century of intrusive French colonial rule, yet they looked as if it would have forgotten the colonial interval of their day-by-day lives. Then, in the course of democratic elections in 1992–93, the terrifying stories got here flooding again. Cole asks, How do once-colonized peoples take into account the colonial interval? Drawing on a fine-grained ethnography of the social practices of remembering and forgetting in a single group, she develops a practice-based method of social memory.

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