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Title:African studies and knowledge production: a reader
Editor:Owoahene-Acheampong, StephenISNI
Year:2013
Pages:197
Language:English
Series:University of Ghana readers, Arts & humanities series
City:Legon-Accra
Publisher:Sub-Saharan Publishers, for the University of Ghana
ISBN:9988647638; 9789988647636
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Africanization
African studies
epistemology
Gonja language
twins
gender roles
family
African Independent Churches
music
Abstract:This edited volume presents the University of Ghana's transition from ''Eurocentric'' teaching materials and ideas to Africa-centred knowledge production at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana by including papers written in the course of its fifty years of existence. While the contributions aim to understand African dynamics, most focus on Ghana or draw on examples from Ghana. Various diverging topics are discussed through the lens of ''Africanization'' by the contributors such as languages, family research, gender, marriage, churches and music. Contributions: Knowledge creation for national advancement: an introduction (S. Owoahene-Acheampong); Toward an African historiography (J. U. Gordon); Expressing possession in Guan languages: the Leteh example (M. E. Kropp Dakubu); Notions of twins and socio-cultural implications in some Ghanaian societies (A. K. Awedoba, S. Owoahene-Acheampong); The potential value for policy analysis of problem-oriented ethnographies of familial roles and relationships (C. Oppong); Empowering women through tree planting? Gender and the global environmentalism in Northern Ghana (K. S. Amanor); Marriage, divorce and polygyny in Winneba (G. P. Hagan); Neo-popular femininity discourse in God's name: ambivalent masculinity rhetoric (A. A. Ampofo, M. P. K. Okyerefo); The historic mission of the African independent churches (A. Akrong); Growth without security? Dilemmas of youth and human security in Africa (R. Asante); The Africanization of Western art and music in Ghana: the case of the Ghana National Symphony Orchestra and its music (M. Nii-Dortey). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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