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The North-West in the Nineteenth Century

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In the pre-colonial period, the dominant reality of the Black Volta region was the existence of small, relatively mobile groups of relatives, overlapping networks, and flexible boundaries. Because ... More


The Introduction of Chieftaincy

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Britain put the Northern Territories under its control in order to prevent European rivals from establishing themselves along the trade routes from Kumasi to the north. As part of their pacification ... More


‘Light Over The Volta’: The Mission of The White Fathers

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Since 1929, the White Fathers had converted thousands of men and women from North-Western Ghana and the neighbouring French colony to Catholicism. Today, Dagara and Dagaba bishops officiate in three ... More


Belatedness: Vision, Writing, and the Labor of Time

Mariane C. Ferme

in Out of War: Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294370
eISBN:
9780520967526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294370.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter offers an example of violent and sensory transmissions—and belated encounters with trauma—in the context of masked political and ritual performances by a male secret society. Latency is ... More


Sitting on the Land: The Political and Symbolic Economy of the Chieftaincy

Mariane C. Ferme

in Out of War: Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294370
eISBN:
9780520967526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294370.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Even in the broader African context, in which the chieftaincy has enjoyed a renaissance, the institution enjoys unusual power in Sierra Leone, where chiefs have strong representation and votes in ... More


Discourses on Slavery: Reflections on Forty Years of Research

Philip Burnham

in Reconfiguring Slavery: West African Trajectories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311994
eISBN:
9781846315640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311994.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the ever-changing discourses of slavery in West Africa based on the author's research spanning four decades. Drawing on his experiences of field research in Africa and the ... More


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