Carola Lentz: Die Konstruktion von Ethnizität – Eine politische Geschichte Nord-West-Ghanas, 1870–1990 [PDF]


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SzK Studien zur Kulturkunde Volume 112

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690 pp.
19 maps, 28 b/w photos, index of persons and places, subject index

Text language: German

From the Contents (all texts are in German, titles are translated into English for better understanding):

Local concepts of social belonging and territoriality – “Inhospitable, barbarous tribes”: The Northwest between Zabarima incursions and British rule (1870-98) – “Civilising a thoroughly wild and uneducated race”: The colonial pacification of the Northwest (1898-1906) – “Lobis”, “Dagartis”, and “Lobi-Dagartis”: The construction of ethnic boundaries – “A praiseworthy desire to better their fortunes”: The beginnings and development of labour migration – Of “totem clans”, “priest-kings” and “invasions”: Colonial debates on history and culture – “Light over the Volta”: The mission of the White Fathers – “Looking for a ‘tribe’ called the ‘Lobi’”: New discourses on ethnicity – The post-war reforms of local government – “The time when politics came”: The beginnings of party politics (1954-56) – The struggle for political hegemony: Party politics, chieftaincy conflicts and district boundaries (1956-62) – Lobby politics and ethnic movement: The organizational landscape of the 1970s and 1980s.

Under these links you will find publications by the author and descriptions of further Ghanaian languages and cultures in monographs and paper collections:

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