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Undesirable practices : women, children, and the politics of the body in northern Ghana, 1930-1972 / Jessica Cammaert.

By: Cammaert, Jessica, 1984- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Expanding frontiers: Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780803286948; 0803286945; 9780803286962; 0803286961.Subject(s): Women -- Ghana -- Social conditions | Children -- Ghana -- Social conditions | Women -- Health and hygiene -- Ghana | Children -- Health and hygiene -- Ghana | Human body -- Social aspects -- GhanaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Undesirable practices.DDC classification: 305.409667 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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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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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Jessica Cammaert is an instructor in African history at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

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