Gender, Ethnicity, and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast: A History of the Anlo-Ewe

Gender, Ethnicity, and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast: A History of the Anlo-Ewe

by Sandra E Greene
     
 

ISBN-10: 0435089811

ISBN-13: 9780435089818

Pub. Date: 03/18/1996

Publisher: Heinemann

Sandra Greene argues convincingly that gender studies and ethnicity in precolonial Africa cannot be understood in isolation. Her book focuses on the history of the Anlo-Ewe of southeastern Ghana over three centuries. It documents the changes that occurred in ethnic boundaries as the community absorbed refugees, traders, and conquerors. It then analyzes the way

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Sandra Greene argues convincingly that gender studies and ethnicity in precolonial Africa cannot be understood in isolation. Her book focuses on the history of the Anlo-Ewe of southeastern Ghana over three centuries. It documents the changes that occurred in ethnic boundaries as the community absorbed refugees, traders, and conquerors. It then analyzes the way shifting ethnic definitions affected gender relations.

Greene eschews simplistic analyses of oppression and agency. All in Anlo society are given a voice and allowed to speak from their own perspective—a new and exciting standard for analyzing the history of social relations in precolonial Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435089818
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
03/18/1996
Series:
Social History of Africa Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Figures
List of Photographs
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Transformations20
2Gendered Responses: Ethnic Outsiders in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Anlo48
3Ethnicized Responses: Women in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Anlo79
4The Road Not Taken108
5Ethnicity in Colonial Anlo: The Gender Connection136
6Gender in Colonial and Post-Colonial Anlo: The Ethnic Connection156
Conclusion181
Sources185
Index200

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