Ghana's North: Research on Culture, Religion, and Politics of Societies in Transition

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9780820465234: Ghana's North: Research on Culture, Religion, and Politics of Societies in Transition
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Contents: Franz Kroger: Introduction: Ethnographic Exploration of Northern Ghana - Jack Goody: 'Kalabule' and the Death of African Socialism - Brenda Chalfin: The North goes Global: Export Markets and Indigenous Commodities - Bruce T. Grindal: Why the Young leave Home: Witchcraft, Authority, and the Ambiguity of Evil in Sisalaland - Barbara Meier: Living in the Bush: Representations of Urban Life among Northern Ghanaian Migrants - Steve Tonah: Conflicts and Consensus between Migrant Fulani Herdsmen and Mamprusi Farmers in Northern Ghana - Benjamin Kunbuor: Multiple Layers of Land Rights and 'Multiple Owners': The Case of Land Disputes in the Upper West Region of Ghana - Carola Lentz: Stateless Societies or Chiefdoms: A Debate among Dagara Intellectuals - Jon Kirby: Peacebuilding in Northern Ghana: Cultural Themes and Ethnic Conflict - Volker Riehl: The Dynamics of Peace: The Role of the Traditional Festivals of the Tallensi in Northern Ghana in Creating Sustainable Peace - Eugene Mendonsa: Political Economy in a Goatskin Bag: Attempted Symbolic Power Creation in Sisala Divination - Franz Kroger: Elders - Ancestors - Sacrifices: Concepts and Meanings among the Bulsa - Albert K. Awedoba: The Pepara Hunt among the Kasena-Nankana: A Way of Life or a Way of the Gods? - Michael Schlottner: - If I would leave it and stop, it would kill me: Solima and Reggae among the Kusasi in Northeastern Ghana - Rudiger Schott: Death and the Dead in Folktales of the Bulsa in Northern Ghana - Tony Naden: Greeting a Chief and Other Matters."

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Barbara Meier is a social anthropologist who works as a senior researcher with the Cluster of Excellence, Religion and Politics, at Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat of Munster in Germany.

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ISBN 10:  3631518013 ISBN 13:  9783631518014
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler..., 2003
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