Cammaert, Jessica, 1984-

Undesirable practices : women, children, and the politics of the body in northern Ghana, 1930-1972 / Jessica Cammaert. - 1 online resource. - JSTOR eBooks Expanding frontiers . - Expanding frontiers. .

Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Queen's University, 2014.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Die a natural death : responses to the questionnaire on "customs affecting the status of women in West Africa" ca. 1930 -- R.S. Rattray, anthropology, and the making of undesirable practices in northern Ghana -- Female circumcision as undesirable in the Northeast, ca. 1930-1933 -- Child slavery, pawning, and trafficking in late-colonial Bawku, 1941-1948 -- Put some clothes on or Nkrumah will get you! : anti-nudity in the Nkrumah era, 1958-1966 -- Orphaned children and unruly girls : youth and undesirability post-Nkrumah, 1965-1972 -- Conclusion: undesirable practices and social welfare in Africa : averting the male gaze.

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22573/ctt1d8gpnw JSTOR


Women--Social conditions.--Ghana
Children--Social conditions.--Ghana
Women--Health and hygiene--Ghana.
Children--Health and hygiene--Ghana.
Human body--Social aspects--Ghana.

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