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Where There is No Government: Enforcing Property Rights in Common Law Africa

Sandra F. Joireman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199782482
eISBN:
9780199897209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782482.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Governments, farmers, homeowners, and academics around the world agree that property rights are important. But what happens when the state fails to enforce them? This book describes how a variety of ... More


Ghana: Immigration to Ghana

A. Essuman- Johnson

in Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388138
eISBN:
9780199863440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.003.0025
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

This chapter looks at Ghana's immigration policy in the light of its economic situation. It characterizes Ghana's immigration policy as geared toward using immigration to attract critical foreign ... More


Ghana

Michael Krennerich

in Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296454
eISBN:
9780191600036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296452.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This chapter on elections and electoral systems in Ghana follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a historical overview, ... More


Two Worlds of Ghanaian Cause Lawyers

Lucie White

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines two key areas in which cause lawyers are active in Ghana – womens’ rights and economic development policy. The analysis is based on interviews with mid‐level professionals, and ... More


A Salvage Ethnography of the Guinea Worm: Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic in a Disease Eradication Program

Amy Moran-Thomas

in When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157382
eISBN:
9781400846801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157382.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes the program for the eradication of the guinea worm in northern Ghana as a launching point from which to examine the different epistemologies at work in global health initiatives. ... More


 African Jews in Western and Central Africa

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter surveys various groups in western and central Africa that self-proclaimed a Jewish identity. These include the Zakhor Jews of Timbuktu, Mali; the Igbo of Nigeria; the House of Israel of ... More


The Akan Diaspora in the Americas

Kwasi Konadu

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390643
eISBN:
9780199775736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390643.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Since the Herskovits‐Frazier debate of the 1940s, African diasporic research in the Americas has been marked not only by an uninterrupted focus on West Africa but also by an equally incessant neglect ... More


Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Kathryn Linn Geurts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. It was discovered that the five-senses model has little relevance in Anlo ... More


Diaspora Discourses: Akan Spiritual Praxis and the Claims of Cultural Identity

Kwasi Konadu

in The Akan Diaspora in the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390643
eISBN:
9780199775736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390643.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter looks thematically at cultural and diasporic issues in the Akan experience in North America and at the uneven dialogue between diasporic Africans and Akan people from Ghana. The claims ... More


The Wine‐dark Caribbean? Kamau Brathwaite's Odale's Choice and Derek Walcott's Omeros

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Kamau Brathwaite's Odale's Choice, an adaptation of Antigone designed for school children to perform, figures and enacts the birth of a nation, as Ghana, where it was first produced, becomes the ... More


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