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Author McCaskie, T. C., author.

Title Asante identities : history and modernity in an African village, 1850-1950 / T.C. McCaskie
Published London : Edinburgh University Press ; Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2000]


Description 1 online resource (ix, 277 pages) : illustrations
Series International African library
International African library ; 25.
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
Summary "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 overtaken by colonialism and modernity. Community and belonging, politics and belief, rural and urban lifestyles, money, mobility and sex, and all the other daily concerns of Adeebeba villagers are discussed in depth. The result is a book that in unequalled in its recuperation of the African past through African voices."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-269) and index
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Subject Ashanti (African people) -- History.
Ashanti (African people) -- Social life and customs
HISTORY -- Africa -- General.
Ashanti (African people)
Ashanti (African people) -- Social life and customs
Manners and customs
Ashanti (people)
Ashanti (African people) -- History.
Ashanti (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Ashanti (peuple d'Afrique) -- Histoire.
Ashanti (peuple d'Afrique) -- Moeurs et coutumes.
Geschichte 1859-1950.
Adeebeba (Ghana) -- History
Adeebeba (Ghana) -- Social life and customs
Ghana -- Adeebeba
Adeebeba (Ghana) -- History.
Adeebeba (Ghana) -- Social life and customs.
Ghana -- Jusqu'à 1957.
Ghana -- Moeurs et coutumes.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585443890