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Asante identities : history and modernity in an African village, 1850-1950

Author: T C McCaskie
Publisher: London : Edinburgh University Press ; Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000.
Series: International African library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This study of the people of the Asante village of Adeebeba - now part of Kumase, Ghana's second city - over the century 1850 to 1950 is unparalleled in its wealth of detail about the concerns of ordinary African men and women in a period of tumultuous change. In exploring their testimony in all its rich diversity, McCaskie draws out its larger implications for the understanding of Asante identities in a world  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCaskie, T.C.
Asante identities.
London : Edinburgh University Press ; Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T C McCaskie
ISBN: 0253340306 9780253340306 0253214963 9780253214966 0748615105 9780748615100
OCLC Number: 46660581
Description: ix, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Adeebeba Lives: The Nineteenth Century. Beginners: Founding Manwere and Adeebeba, 1790s-1840s. Pioneers: Making a Settlement at Adeebeba, 1840s-1880s. Subjects: Manwere and Adeebeba in a Time of Trial, 1960s-1900s --
3. Adeebeba Lives: Contextualising Community and Identity. Reference, Inference and Community. Reference, Inference and Identity. Witnessing to Then and Now --
4. Adeebeba Lives: The Twentieth Century. Incitements: Adeebeba People, Mobility and Money, 1900s-1940s. Involvements: Adeebeba People and Kumase, 1900s-1940s. Intersubjectivities: Adeebeba Women and Men, 1900s-1940s. Subjectivities: Being, Belief and the Travails of Amma Kyirimaa, 1900-1940s --
5. Conclusion. Scrambling for money: Kumase after 1945.
Series Title: International African library.
Responsibility: T.C. McCaskie.


An account of life in the Asante village of Ade beba in West Africa.  Read more...


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