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Drink, power, and cultural change : a social history of alcohol in Ghana, c. 1800 to recent times

Author: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann ; Oxford : James Currey, ©1996.
Series: Social history of Africa.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This analysis of the social history of alcohol in Ghana since the early 19th century blends the approaches of history, anthropology, social medicine, theology and political science. Sources used  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Akyeampong, Emmanuel Kwaku.
Drink, power, and cultural change.
Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann ; Oxford : James Currey, ©1996
(OCoLC)764420761
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
ISBN: 043508996X 9780435089962 0435089943 9780435089948 085255673X 9780852556733 0852556233 9780852556238
OCLC Number: 35121775
Notes: Book originated in 1993 doctoral dissertation on "Alcohol, Social Conflict and the Struggle for Power in Ghana, 1919 to Recent Times." (from introduction, page xv). [Dissertation from University of Virginia, 1993].
Description: xxiii, 189 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Map of Administrative Regions and Major Towns in Ghana --
1. Order over Unorder: Alcohol, Autonomy and Power in Ghana --
2. Alcohol, Ritual, and Power among the Akan, Ga-Adangme, and Ewe in Precolonial Southern Gold Coast --
3. Urban Migrants, Social Drinking, and the Struggle for Social Space: The Young Men's Challenge, c. 1890-1919 --
4. Negotiating the Colonial Agenda: Temperance Politics and Liquor Legislation in the Gold Coast, 1919-1930 --
5. What's in a Drink? Popular Culture, Class Formation, and the Politics of Akpeteshie, 1930-1945 --
6. Alcohol, Popular Culture, and Nationalist Politics --
7. A Living Death: Individualism, Alcoholism, and Survival in Independent Ghana --
Epilogue: Alcohol, Spirituality, and Power.
Series Title: Social history of Africa.
Responsibility: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong.
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