Ethnicity In Ghana / Edition 1

Ethnicity In Ghana / Edition 1

by Carola Lentz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312224052

ISBN-13: 9780312224059

Pub. Date: 07/07/2000

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

These essays address the neglected theme of ethnicity in Ghanaian history, society, and politics. The essays qualify the notion that ethnicity was purely a colonial "invention" by demonstrating the ways in which the boundaries of "we-groups" have mutated from pre-colonial times onwards. The collection also considers the particular manner in which the national

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These essays address the neglected theme of ethnicity in Ghanaian history, society, and politics. The essays qualify the notion that ethnicity was purely a colonial "invention" by demonstrating the ways in which the boundaries of "we-groups" have mutated from pre-colonial times onwards. The collection also considers the particular manner in which the national question is posed today in terms of language policy and conflicts over land and chieftaincy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312224059
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/07/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Ethnicity in Ghana: A Comparative Perspective--Carola Lentz & Paul Nugent
• In the Mix: Women and Ethnicity among the Anlo-Ewe--Sandra Greene
• "We Stay, Others Come and Go": Identity among the Mamprusi in Northern Ghana--Michael Schlottner
• Asante Nationhood and Colonial Administrators, 1896-1935--Ivor Wilks
• Be(com)ing Asante, Be(com)ing Akan: Thoughts on Gender, Identity, and the Colonial Encounter--David Killingray
• Contested Identities: The History of Ethnicity in Northwestern Ghana--Carola Lentz
• ""A Few Lesser People": The Central Togo Minorities and their Ewe Neighbors--Paul Nugent
• The 1994 Civil War in Northern Ghana: The Genesis and Escalation of a "Tribal" Conlfict--Artur Bogner
• Promotion of Ghanaian Languages and its Impact on National Unity: The Dagara Language Case--Sebastian Bemile

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