Reassembling the Strange

Reassembling the Strange

This book examines how Westerners understood and processed Madagascar and its environment during the nineteenth century. Madagascar’s unique ecosystem crafted its reputation as a strange place full of unusual species. Westerners, however, often minimized Madagascar’s peculiar features to stress the commonality of its fauna and flora with the world. The attempt to understand the island through science led to a domestication of its environment that created the… (more)

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Publisher: Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Page count: 250 pages

Language: English


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