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Drink, Power, and Cultural Change: A Social History of Alcohol in Ghana, c. 1800 to Recent Times (Social History of Africa) ePub download

by Emmanuel Akyeampong

  • Author: Emmanuel Akyeampong
  • ISBN: 043508996X
  • ISBN13: 978-0435089962
  • ePub: 1932 kb | FB2: 1716 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: World
  • Publisher: Heinemann; First Edition edition (November 18, 1996)
  • Pages: 189
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 546
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Drink, Power, and Cultural Change: A Social History of Alcohol in Ghana, c. 1800 to Recent Times (Social History of Africa) ePub download

Emmanuel Akyeampong is a fine historian.

Emmanuel Akyeampong is a fine historian. For other permission, please contact hbooks. Citation: Martin A. Klein.

Shelves: social-history, african-history, postcolonialism, ghana-history. A cultural study of social usage of liquor in southern Ghana from 1800 to present. Akyeampong explores how control of alcohol by village or clan elders acts as a force for "soft compulsion"

Shelves: social-history, african-history, postcolonialism, ghana-history. Akyeampong explores how control of alcohol by village or clan elders acts as a force for "soft compulsion". Also explains how the Odwira festival promotes the release of social tension by using the pretext of inebriation to promote airing of grievances.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-181) and index.

Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies, Professor of History. CGIS South S433, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138 Contact.

Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong completed his P. in African history at the University of Virginia in 1993, and is assistant professor of history at Harvard University. His articles on the social and cultural history of Ghana have appeared in Histoire Sociale. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment.

Online version: Akyeampong, Emmanuel Kwaku. Drink, power, and cultural change

Online version: Akyeampong, Emmanuel Kwaku. Drink, power, and cultural change.

The Journal of African History. Volume 38 Issue 3. A toast to the elders. By Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong. Portsmouth NH: Heinemann; Oxford: James Currey, 1996. The Journal of African History.

Drink, Power, and Cultural Change: A Social History of Alcohol in Ghana, c. 1800 to Recent Times. What's in a Drink? Class Struggle, Popular Culture and the Politics of Akpeteshie (Local Gin) in Ghana, 1930–67. Between the Sea & the Lagoon: An Eco-social History of the Anlo of Southeastern Ghana, C. 1850 to Recent Times. Spirituality, gender, and power in Asante history. E Akyeampong, P Obeng. The International Journal of African Historical Studies 28 (3), 481-508, 1995. Ohio University Press, 2001. Diaspora and drug trafficking in West Africa: A case study of Ghana. African Affairs 104 (416), 429-447, 2005.

Drink, Power, and Cultural Change: A Social History of Alcohol in Ghana, . 800 to Recent Times. Portsmouth, NH: HeinemannGoogle Scholar. Anderson, . De Bruijn, . Angus, . Gordon, R. and Hastings, G. 2009. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 44(3): 229–243CrossRefGoogle Scholar. and Sala-i-Martin, X. 2003.

[This book] is well-written, accessible to a variety of readers, thoroughly researched, original in approach and insight, and broad in its implications. . . . Akyeampong takes very seriously the challenge of conceiving African history in terms of indigenous intellectual categories and in terms of the experience of those involved. Real people come to life in these pages.... - Charles Ambler, University of Texas

Drink, Power, and Cultural Change presents a social history of alcohol in southern Ghana over the past century and a half and highlights its centrality in the culture of power. Alcohol could bridge the gap between the spiritual and living worlds, as the blessings of the gods and ancestors were necessary for success. This made alcohol an indispensable fluid, access to which was highly contested. Liquor revenues were critical for British colonialism, while protests against liquor regulations formed a significant part of local politics and drinking bars were hotbeds of nationalist agitation.

Akyeampong's innovative analysis blends the disciplinary approaches of history, anthropology, social medicine, theology, and political science. A wide variety of sources forms the basis of his study, including proverbs, highlife music, comic opera, popular literature, and photographs in addition to the more familiar colonial and missionary archives and oral tradition. Drink, Power, and Cultural Change presents a novel lens through which to examine African social history, and its concern with questions of ritual, gender, power, and health gives it a very broad appeal.

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