Ethnicity in Ghana: the Limits of Invention
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Ethnicity in Ghana: the Limits of Invention by Carola Lentz
Book DescriptionAlthough African ethnicity has become a highly fertile field of enquiry in recent years, most of the research is concentrated on southern and central Africa, and has passed Ghana by. This volume extends many of the distilled insights, but also modifies them in the light of the Ghanaian evidence. The collection is multidisciplinary in scope and spans the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial contexts. A central contention of the volume is that, while there were significant regional variations, ethnicity was not purely a colonial 'invention'. The boundaries of 'we-groups' have constantly mutated from pre-colonial times, while European categorization owed much to indigenous ways of seeing. The contributors explore the role of European administrators and recruitment officers as well as African cultural brokers in shaping new identities. The interaction of gender and ethnic consciousness is explicitly addressed. The volume also examines the formulation of the national question in Ghana today - in debates over language policy and conflicts over land and chieftaincy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312224059
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Palgrave USA
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carola Lentz
Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana, Hardback (July 2006)» View all books by Carola Lentz
A social and political history of North-Western Ghana, drawing on two decades of research.
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Author Biography - Carola Lentz
Carola Lentz is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. Paul Nugent is Senior Lecturer in African history at the University of Edinburgh.
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