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Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers

MacGadffey

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ISBN 10: 0813933862 / ISBN 13: 9780813933863
Editorial: University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville USA, 2013
Usado Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Título: Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers

Editorial: University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville USA

Año de publicación: 2013

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

In his new book, the eminent anthropologist Wyatt MacGaffey provides an ethnographically enriched history of Dagbon from the fifteenth century to the present, setting that history in the context of the regional resources and political culture of northern Ghana. Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers shows how the history commonly assumed by scholars has been shaped by the prejudices of colonial anthropology, the needs of British indirect rule, and local political agency. The book demonstrates, too, how political agency has shaped the kinship system. MacGaffey traces the evolution of chieftaincy as the sources of power changed and as land ceased to be simply the living space of the dependents of a chief and became a commodity and a resource for development. The internal violence in Dagbon that has been a topic of national and international concern since 2002 is shown to be a product of the interwoven values of tradition, modern Ghanaian politics, modern education, and economic opportunism.

About the Author:

Wyatt MacGaffey is Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at Haverford College and the author most recently of Kongo Political Culture.

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