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A Motley Company: Differing Identities among Euro-Africans in Eighteenth-Century Elmina

NATALIE EVERTS

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Euro-Africans along the Gold Coast figure as a somewhat obscure minority in contemporary European literature. Perhaps this can be attributed to the kinship system of the coastal Akan that dominated ... More


New Wine in an Old Wine Bottle?: Charismatic Healing in the Mainline Churches in Ghana

Cephas N. Omenyo

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter traces how Charismatic healing practices long prominent in African Independent Churches/African Instituted Churches and Pentecostal churches have become central in all the traditionally ... More


Traditional Political Ideas, Values, and Practices: Their Status in the Modern Setting

Kwame Gyekye

in Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112252
eISBN:
9780199853069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The democratic characteristics of the conventional political activities and structures of Africa are discussed in this chapter through distinguishing opinionated thoughts, practices and values of the ... More


Akan and Euro‐American Concepts of the Person

K. Anthony Appiah

in African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195114409
eISBN:
9780199785827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019511440X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay explores the theories of the person within Western and Akan traditions. It identifies six obstacles to theory comparison. It argues that there may be no non-question begging way of ... More


Truth and an African Language

Kwasi Wiredu

in African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195114409
eISBN:
9780199785827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019511440X.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay compares the conceptions of truth within Akan and Western languages. It explores Western conceptions of truth, focusing on the correspondence, coherence, and pragmatic theories of truth. ... More


Introduction: Slavery and the Circle of Culture

Sterling Stuckey

in Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931675
eISBN:
9780199356027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931675.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter lays out the organizing principle of slave culture in North America and underscores the centrality of the ancestral past to the African in America. The most important African ritual in ... More


Return of the C Fibers; or, Philosophers’ Lack of Nerve

István Aranyosi

in The Peripheral Mind: Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989607
eISBN:
9780199346349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989607.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

After using the case of one of the African peoples’, the Akan’s conceptual scheme as an illustration of the point that the concept of mind is not absolute but relative to culture and historical ... 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:
Discontinued
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


Pan-Africanism in Quobna Ottobah Cugoano’s Liberation Discourse

Babacar M’Baye

in The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732337
eISBN:
9781604733525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732337.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter shows how Cugoano reflected similar trickster qualities as an Akan writer who resisted noninclusiveness in the West through wit and alteration of conventions. The strong survival of Akan ... More


“The Most Unruly”: The Akan in Danish and Dutch America

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:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390643.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explicates the lives of Akan persons and their roles in the development of a composite African culture shaped by diasporic experiences in the Dutch and Danish colonies of the Americas. ... 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:
Discontinued
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 African Concept of Community and Individual in the Context of the Market

Paul Appiah Himin Asante

in Distant Markets, Distant Harms: Economic Complicity and Christian Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370993
eISBN:
9780199374212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370993.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter examines African notions of individual and community to shed light from a different culture on the question of moral responsibility for the harms that markets cause to distant others. ... More


Convulsions Further West

Finn Fuglestad

in Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.003.0012
Subject:
History, African History

The chapter seeks to map what happened west of Allada/Dahomey, on the Western or “Little” (peripheral) Slave Coast. It was conditioned in part by occurrences on the Gold Coast – the center of the ... More


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