Made in Madagascar : Sapphires, Ecotourism, and the Global Bazaar

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  • Copyright: 10/15/2012
  • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education

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The Ankarana region of northern Madagascar has long been a draw for local people, foreign conservationists, ecotourists, and gemstone miners. Although some outsiders are inclined to see the sapphire and ecotourist industries as being at odds with one another, many Malagasy observers understand the connections between them, most obviously in how they both serve foreign demand for 'natural wonders' (whether sapphires or 'protected areas') that are of little use or interest to local people. Made in Madagascaris an innovative ethnography that explores these tensions and negotiations between the local Malagasy people and foreigners with sensitivity and a critical eye. Written in a warm and inviting tone, and engaging a host of contemporary challenges in a global world, the book also demonstrates the effects of anthropologists on the communities they research.

Author Biography

Andrew Walsh Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western University in London, Ontario. He has published in numerous journals, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, and Anthropology Today.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Mapp. xiv
Introduction: Linksp. xv
The Place of the Rocksp. 1
Ankarana as a Sacred Placep. 3
Ankarana as a Natural Wonderp. 8
Ankarana as a Place of Opportunityp. 13
What Is So Special about Ankarana?p. 20
Living in the Wake Of Sapphiresp. 23
Risking and Daringp. 25
Buying and Sellingp. 32
Gifting and Griftingp. 37
Speculating in the Wake of Sapphiresp. 43
The Promise and Practice of Ecotourism in Ankaranap. 49
The Promise of Ecotourism in Ankaranap. 50
The Practice of Ecotourism in Ankaranap. 56
Speculating about Ecotourism in Ankaranap. 65
The Problem with Ecotourismp. 71
Natural Wonders in the Global Bazaarp. 74
Ankarana's Sapphires from Source to Showcasep. 77
The Appeal of Chameleonsp. 85
Natural Wondersp. 92
Conclusion: So What?p. 100
Ankarana in the Global Bazaarp. 101
Prospective Anthropologyp. 108
Referencesp. 113
Indexp. 121
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