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Writing and Colonialism in Northern Ghana : The Encounter between the LoDagaa and 'the World on Paper'.

Author/Creator:
Hawkins, Sean.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2002.
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1 online resource (488 pages)
Series:
Anthropological Horizons
Anthropological Horizons
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Electronic books.
Summary:
Drawing on the work of a variety of other fields and disciplines - from the ancient Mediterranean to colonial Spain, and from anthropology to psychology - the author argues that colonialism in Africa needs to be understood through the medium of writing.
Contents:
Cover
Contents
List of Maps, Tables, and Figures
Preface
Introduction: Colonialism as an Encounter between "the World on Paper" and the World of Experience
Situating the LoDagaa
Writing and Colonialism
Historicism and Dissimulation
Written Representations and Indigenous Knowledge
Writing as Documents
Law and Marriage
Conclusion
PART ONE: WAYS OF APPROPRIATING THE LODAGAA
1 Maps and Narratives
Mapping the LoDagaa
History and Identity
2 Labor, Bodies, and Names
Seizing Labor
Bodies and Clothing
The Disappearance of the Lobi
Local Politics and Identity
Conclusion to Part 1
PART TWO: POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS AMBIGUITIES
3 Rewriting the Past
Writing Chaos into Colonial Order
Inventing Chiefs
Political Education and Representation
The Historical Ambiguities of Postcolonial Chieftaincy
4 Reimagining God
Inculturation and the Character of God
Divine Revelation or Cultural Syncretism?
The Past as a Source of Legitimacy
Conclusion to Part 2
PART THREE: THE COLONIZATION OF SPACE
5 Suppressing Knowledge
Noumenal Knowledge and Colonial Justice
Colonial Suspicions
Spatial and Judicial Definitions of Disputes
6 Missionary Medicine and Colonial Money
Missionaries, Catechists, and Politics
Medicine and Conversion
Cowries and Markets
Conclusion to Part 3
PART FOUR: FROM SOCIAL PRACTICE TO RHETORIC
7 Women, Marriage, and Adultery
Negotiations, Complications, and Ambiguities
Sexual Anxieties and the Status of Women
Administrative Investigations and Colonial Knowledge
Adultery as Seduction and Litigation as Retaliation
Husbands, Rivals, and Lovers
8 Postcolonial Litigation of Personal Identities
Court Records and the Normalization of Marriage
Changing Meanings of Conjugal Payments
"Fifty Pesewa Has No Child".
Death and the Resolution of Ambiguity
Generative Knowledge and Post Facto Categories
Conclusion to Part 4
Conclusion: Writing, Blood, and the Politics of Legitimacy
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Hawkins, Sean Writing and Colonialism in Northern Ghana
ISBN:
9781442657564
9781442657687
OCLC:
958514497