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Volume 19, 2016

Volume 18, 2015

Volume 17, 2014

Volume 15–16, 2012–2013: Special Double Issue

Volume 14, 2011

Volume 12-13, 2009-2010: Special Double Issue

Volume 11, 2008

Volume 10, 2007

Volume 9, 2006

Volume 8, 2005

Volume 7, 2004

Volume 6, 2003

Volume 5, 2002

Volume 4, 2001

Volume 3, 2000: Special Issue on the Yaa Asantewaa War

Volume 2, 1999

Volume 1, 1998


 

 

Volume 19, 2016

 

Note from the Editors

 

Articles

Money That Isn’t: A Qualitative Examination of the Adoption of the 1 Pesewa Coin and Biometric Payment Cards in Ghana
Vivian Dzokoto, Rebecca Asante, and John K. Aggrey

 

Special Section—Aging in Ghana
Addressing the Multifaceted Needs of Older Ghanaians

Aging in Ghana: Setting Priorities for Research, Intervention and Policy
Ama de-Graft Aikins and Nana Araba Apt

 

Not a Nurse, Not Househelp: The New Occupation of Elder Carer in Urban Ghana
Cati Coe

 

Elderly Women, Community Participation, and Family Care in Ghana: Lessons from HIV Response and AIDS Orphan Care in Manya Krobo
Deborah Atobrah

 

Health and Well-Being of Older Adults in Ghana: Social Support, Gender, and Ethnicity
Paul K. Ayernor

 

Household Composition and Well-Being of Older Persons in Ghana
George Domfe and Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey

 

Aging Policies in Ghana: A Review of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty and the National Health Insurance Scheme
Seidu Alidu, Ernestina Dankyi, and Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko

 

Research on Aging in Ghana from the 1950s to 2016: A Bibliography and Commentary
Ama de-Graft Aikins, Mawuli Kushitor, Olutobi Sanuade, Samuel Dakey, Delali Dovie, and Joanna Kwabena-Adade

 

Studying Older People in Ghana: Closing Reflections
Sjaak van der Geest

 

Book Reviews
Edmund Abaka, House of Slaves and “Door of No Return”: Gold Coast/Ghana Slave Forts, Castles & Dungeons and the Atlantic Slave Trade
Kwame Essien

 

Paul Schauert, Staging Ghana: Artistry and Nationalism in State Dance Ensembles
Jane Plastow

 

Contributors

 

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Volume 18, 2015

 

Note from the Editors

 

Articles

Fort Prindzenstein: A Monument in the Identity of Keta-Someawo
Philip Atsu Afeadie

 

“I Am a Good Mother”: Becoming an Adolescent Mother in Ghana
Akosua Dzifa Eghan

 

“I Am Austro-Ghanaian”: Citizenship and Belonging of Ghanaians in Austria
Michael Perry Kweku Okyerefo

 

Who Is the “Community” in Community Radio?: A Case Study of Radio Progress in the Upper West Region, Ghana
Africanus L. Diedong and Lawrence Naaikuur

 

“Fetishism” in the Gold Coast: Wadé Harris and the Anti-Witchcraft Movements
Alessandra Brivio

 

Our Resource, Others’ Wealth: The Origins of Legalized Discrimination against Local Goldsmiths in Ghana
Ishaq Akmey Alhassan

 

Hidden Violence of Postcolonial Africa: A Communicative Ecology View of Ghanaís Upper East Region
Marcus D. Watson and Gilbert Ambaba

 

Notes and Documents

The Enduring Puzzle of Patriliny in Asante History: A Note and a Document on Ntɔrɔ
Tom McCaskie

 

Reflections in Honor of Ivor Wilks

The Historic Legacy of Ivor Wilks
Jean Allman

 

“Off to Northern Ghana in the Morning”: Ramifications of a Trip
David Owusu-Ansah

 

In Memory of Professor Ivor Wilks
Akosua Adomako Ampofo

 

Ivor Wilks: The British Africanist
Ivor Agyeman-Duah

 

Ivor Wilks (1928–2014)
Tom McCaskie

 

The Northern Factor in Ghana History
Benjamin Talton

 

Book Review
Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch, The Politics of Chieftaincy Authority and Property in Colonial Ghana, 1920–1950. John Kwadwo Osei-Tutu

 

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Volume 17, 2014

 

Editors’ Note
Akosua Darkwah and Sean Hanretta
Special Issue Editor’s Note
Benjamin Talton

 

Blackboard Struggles: Teacher Unionism under the “Democratic” Rawlings Regime, 1992–2000
Samuel Amoako

 

Global Economic Crisis and Socio-Economic Vulnerability: Historical Experience and Lessons from the “Lost Decade” for Africa in the 1980s
Prince Osei-Wusu Adjei, Peter Ohene Keyi, and Kwadwo Afriyie

 

(In)Visible Diasporan Returnee Communities: Silences and the Challenge in Studying Trans-Atlantic History in Ghana
Kwame Essien

 

The Ritualization of the Self in Ghanaian Gospel Music
Florian Carl

 

Protecting the Environment for the Present and Future Generations: REDD+ and the Reversal of Deforestation in Ghana
Albert A. Arhin and Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam

 

The Kusasi-Mamprusi Conflict in Bawku: A Legacy of British Colonial Policy in Northern Ghana
Felix Y. T. Longi

 

Different Ideas of Borders and Border Construction in Northern Ghana: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives
Giulia Casentini

 

Cosmopolitanism: Why Nineteenth Century Gold Coast Thinkers Matter in the Twenty-First Century
Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

 

Free People, Slaves and Pawns in the Western Gold Coast: The Demography of Dependency in a Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Archival Source
Pierluigi Valsecchi

 

 

Review:
Albert Kafui Wuaku, Hindu Gods in West Africa: Ghanaian Devotees of Shiva and Krishna Dennis Laumann

 

Notes on Contributors

 

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Volume 15/16, 2012–2013

 

Editors’ Note
Akosua Adomako Ampofo and Stephan F. Miescher

 

Introduction: Studying Health and Health Care in Ghana
Sjaak van der Geest and Kristine Krause

 

Articles on Health and Health Care

The Perception of Abnormality in Kasena and Nankani Infants: Clarifying Infanticide in Northern Ghana
Albert K. Awedoba and Aaron R. Denham

 

Caring for the Seriously Sick in a Ghanaian Society: Glimpses from the Past
Deborah Atobrah

 

“No Matter How the Child Is, She Is Hers”: Practical Kinship in the Care of Mental Illness in Kintampo, Ghana
Ursula M Read

 

HIV Disclosure in Ghana: The Underlying Gender Dimension to Trust and Caregiving
Fidelia Ohemeng

 

Mobile Technology and HIV/AIDS in Ghana
Perpetual Crentsil

 

Dilemmas of Patient Expertise: People Living with HIV as Peer Educators in a Ghanaian Hospital
Jonathan Mensah Dapaah and Eileen Moyer

 

Pharmaceutical Potentials: Praying over Medicines in Pentecostal Healing
Kristine Krause

 

Humanitarian Claims and Expert Testimonies: Contestations over Health Care for Ghanaian Migrants in the United Kingdom
Pascal Schmid

 

Documentaries on Women’s Health

Accra’s Women on Screen, 2001: A Documentary Pair about Body, Risks, Tonics, and Health
R. Lane Clark, Nancy Rose Hunt, and Takyiwaa Manuh

 

Other Articles

Managing the Pan-African Workplace: Discipline, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of the Ghanaian Bureau of African Affairs
Jeffrey S. Ahlman

 

Staging Unity, Performing Subjectivities: Nkrumah, Nation-Building, and the Ghana Dance Ensemble
Paul Schauert

 

Discourses of Love and Newspapers Advice Columns in Ghana
Jo Ellen Fair

 

Reviews
New Wine in Old Wineskins: The Conservative Tradition in Ghana’s Historical Surveys
David Peterson del Mar

 

Christine Oppong, Delali M. Badasu, and Kari Waemess, eds., Child Care in a Globalizing World: Perspectives from Ghana
Cati Coe

 

Notes on Contributors

 

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Volume 14, 2011

Editors’ Note
Akosua Adomako Ampofo and Stephan F. Miescher

 

Reconsidering Ivor Wilks’s ‘Big Bang’ Theory of Akan History
Mariano Pavanello

 

Tamale: Election 2008, Violence, and “Unemployment”
Wyatt MacGaffey

 

Ethnicity, Religion, and Conflict in Ghana: The Roots of Ga Nativism
Richard Asante

 

Growing Up in a Transnational Household: A Study of Children of International Migrants in Accra, Ghana
Ernestina Korleki Dankyi

 

Child Domestic Labor in Accra: Opportunity and Empowerment or Perpetuation of Gender Inequality?
Peace Mamle Tetteh

 

Neo-Liberal Economic Restructuring of Public Universities in Ghana: Effects and Challenges for Academic Women Scientists
Josephine Beoku-Betts

 

‘The One Who First Says I Love You’: Same-Sex Love and Female Masculinity in Postcolonial Ghana
Serena Owusua Dankwa

 

‘This Thing is Sweet’: Ntetee and the Reconfiguration of Sexual Subjectivity in Post-Colonial Ghana
William Banks

 

Notes on Contributors

 

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Volume 12-13, 2009–2010: Special Double Issue
Guest Editors:
Peter J. Bloom, Takyiwaa Manuh, and Stephan F. Miescher

Editors’ Note
Akosua Adomako Ampofo and Stephan F. Miescher

 

Introduction: Revisiting Modernization in Ghana
Giancarlo Pichillo

 

Hydro-Power and the Promise of Modernity and Development in Ghana: Comparing the Akosombo and Bui Dam Projects
Stephan F. Miescher and Dzodzi Tsikata,

 

Modernity, Religion and Development in Ghana: The Example of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
John H. Hanson

 

Maternity and Modernity in the Gold Coast, 1920s–1950s
Anne Hugon

 

Consulting Elderly Kumasi Market Women about Modernization
Gracia Clark

 

Modernity and Danger: The Boy Kumasenu and the Work of the Gold Coast Film Unit
Peter J. Bloom and Kate Skinner

 

Traditions of Modernity: Currents in Architectural Expression in Kumasi
Kevin D. Dumouchelle

 

Gyamfi’s Golden Soap: Commodity Marketing, Reform Legitimation, and the Performance of Cultural Authenticity in Ghana’s Popular Theatre
David Afriyie Donkor

 

The Funeral as a Site for Choreographing Modern Identities in Contemporary Ghana
Esi Sutherland-Addy

 

Misnomer: Reflections on a Dance Performance
Sheron Wray

 

“Still 2 Trouble(s) One God”: Art Exhibition at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon
Bernard Akoi-Jackson and R. Lane Clark

 

The Revisiting Modernization Short Story Competition
Yaba Badoe

 

Time Bomb
Tsiate Totimeh

 

There are Always Two Sides to Every Story
Victoria Amma Agyeiwaah Moffatt

 

Dim Dim, Tim Tim
Benjamin Kent

 

Participants in the Revisiting Modernization Conference, University of Ghana, July 2009

 

Notes on Contributors

 

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Volume 11, 2008

Editors’ Note
Akosua Adomako Ampofo and Stephan F. Miescher

 

The Historical and Political Legacies of the Transformations of the (Dutch) Sekondi Socio-Economic Landscape during the Early Twentieth Century
Giancarlo Pichillo

 

Hard Work, Determination, and Luck: Biographical Narratives of a Northern Ghanaian Elite
Carola Lentz

 

Ausländer!: Pentecostalism as Social Capital Network for Ghanaians in Vienna
Michael Perry Kweku Okyerefo

 

Reflections on By-Elections in the Fourth Republic of Ghana
Alexander K. D. Frempong

 

Truly National? Social Exclusion and the Ghana@50 Celebrations
Nana Akua Anyidoho and Kofi Takyi Asante

 

The “Commercial” and “Museum” Life of Some Akan Brass Works
Kwame Amoah Labi

 

Review Essay: Situating Histories of Consumption and Consumers in Ghana
Bianca Murillo

 

Notes on Contributors

 

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Volume 10, 2007

Editors’ Note
Lynne Brydon and Takyiwaa Manuh

 

Popular Performance and Culture in Ghana: The Past 50 Years
John Collins

 

Fifty Years in Kwahu-Tafo: Memories and Reflections of an Anthropologist
Sjaak van der Geest

 

Fifty Years of the Media’s Struggle for Democracy in Ghana: Legacies and Encumbrances
Audrey Gadzekpo

 

Politics in Ghana Since 1957: The Quest for Freedom, National Unity, and Prosperity
Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi

 

Asante History: A Personal History of Forty Years
T. C. McCaskie

 

Women in Ghana at 50: Still Struggling to Achieve Full Citizenship?
Dzodzi Tsikata

 

Notes on Contributors

 

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Volume 9, 2006

Editors’ Note
Lynne Brydon and Takyiwaa Manuh

 

The Dutch Gold-Mining Effort in Ahanta, 1841–9
Larry W. Yarak

 

‘Natives’ and ‘Strangers’ on the Outskirts of Kumasi
Sara Berry

 

Legitimating a Contested Boundary: Northern Ghanaian Immigrants and the Historicity of Land Conflict in Ahyiayem, Brong Ahafo
Isidore Lobnibe

 

Wealth and Worth: Pastorship and Neo-Pentecostalism in Kumasi
Karen Lauterbach

 

(A)sexualizing Ghanaian Youth?: A Case Study of Virgin Clubs in Accra and Kumasi
Akosua K. Darkwah & Alexina Arthur

 

Transcending Gendered Economics: Grassroots Women’s Agency in the Informal Sector of the Ghanaian Economy
Agnes Atia Apusigah

 

The Making of an African Bolshevik: Bankole Awooner Renner in Moscow, 1925–1928
Holger Weiss

 

Notes on Contributors

 

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Volume 8, 2005

Editors’ Note
Takyiwaa Manuh and Lynne Brydon

 

Education, Literacy, Training, and Propaganda in a Ghanaian Border Town
Leo Barrington

 

Excavations at Techiman, Brong-Ahafo
J. Boachie-Ansah

 

Teacher Trainees in Ghana in the early 1960s: Women and the Teaching of Home Science
Richard Glotzer and Lila Engberg

 

Going, Going, Gone! Implications of the Repeal of Criminal Libel and Sedition Laws in Ghana
Emmanuel Laryea and Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo

 

Charismatism, Women, and Testimonies: Religion and Popular Culture in Ghana
Brigid M. Sackey

 

 

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Volume 7, 2004

Editors’ Note
Takyiwaa Manuh and Lynne Brydon

 

Guest Editor’s Introduction
Ray Silverman

 

Earth Shrines and the Politics of Memory in Dagbon
Wyatt MacGaffey

 

Memories of Place and Belonging: Identity, Citizenship, and the Lebanese in Ghana
Emmanuel Akyeampong

 

Korle Bu and the Midwives Hostel as a Site of memory for Ghanaian Pupil Midwives, 1930s–1950s
Anne Hugon

 

‘Slave Castles’ and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Ghanaian and African American Perspectives
Brempong Osei-Tutu

 

The Politics of Memory: Ghana’s Cape Coast Castle Exhibition ‘Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade’
Christine Mullen Kreamer

 

Asen Praso in History and Memory
Sue Benson and T.C. McCaskie

 

Encyclopedia of the Dead: Transgenerational Memories and Cultural Transmission Among the Akan of Ghana
Osei-Mensah Aborampah

 

‘In Blessed Memory’: (Re)presentations of the Lives of the Departed in Ghanaian Funeral Programs
Mansah PRAH

 

 

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Volume 6, 2003

Editorial
Takyiwaa Manuh and Lynne Brydon

 

Crop Failures, Food Shortages and Colonial Famine Relief Policies in the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast
Holger Weiss

 

The Sex Trade, Globalization and Issues of Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa
Akosua Adomako Ampofo

 

Ghanaian Migrants in Toronto, Canada: Care of Kin and Gender Relations
Takyiwaa Manuh

 

Connecting with the Past, Building the Future: African Americans and Chieftaincy in Southern Ghana
Susan Benson

 

‘Forget the Past or Go Back to the Slave Trade’: Trans-Africanism and Popular History in Postcolonial Ghana
Jennifer Hasty

 

Re-evaluating the ‘Colonization’ of Akyem Abuakwa: Amoako Atta, the Basel Mission, and the Gold Coast Courts, 1867–1887
Trevor Getz

 

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Volume 5, 2002

Editor’s Introduction
Larry W. Yarak
Special Section: Teaching and Learning in Ghana
Guest Editor:
Akosua Adomako Ampofo

 

Introduction: Teaching and Learning in Ghana—Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Akosua Adomako Ampofo

 

Education in Ghana: Yesterday and Today
Francis Agbodeka

 

Mass Education and Communication in Ghana: A Globalization Perspective
Kwasi Ansu-Kyeremeh

 

History of Islamic Education in Ghana: An Overview
David Owusu-Ansah

 

Gender Issues in Ghanaian Tertiary Institutions: Women Academics and Administrators at Cape Coast University
Mansah Prah

 

Does Women’s Education Matter in Childbearing Decision Making? A Case Study from Urban Ghana
Akosua Adomako Ampofo

 

Other Articles:

 

The Bureaucratization of Traditional Authority under Colonial Rule: The Asante Stool Treasuries, 1927–1944
Arhin Brempong and Mariano Pavanello

 

Free People, Slaves and Pawns in the Western Gold Coast: The Demography of Dependency in a Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Archival Source
Pierluigi Valsecchi

 

Sacred Groves as Historical and Archaeological Markers in Southern Ghana
Gérard Chouin

 

‘Nigger Driver Brothers’: Australian Colonial Racism in the Early Gold Coast Mining Industry
David Dorward

 

‘Mallams Do Not Fight With the Heathen’: A Note on Suwarian Attitudes to Jihad
Ivor Wilks

 

The Performativity of Akan Libations: A Comment
Sjaak van der Geest

 

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Volume 4, 2001

Editor’s Introduction
Larry W. Yarak
Special Section: Moral Discourses and Public Spaces in the Fourth Republic
Guest Editors:
Birgit Meyer and Paul Nugent

 

Moral Discourses and Public Spaces in the Fourth Republic
Birgit Meyer and Paul Nugent

 

Aid or Hindrance? Faith Gospel Theology and Ghana’s Incorporation into the Global Economy
Akosua K. Darkwah

 

Contesting Silence: The Ban on Drumming and the Musical Politics of Pentecostalism in Ghana
Rijk van Dijk

 

Money, Power and Morality: Popular Ghanaian Cinema in the Fourth Republic
Birgit Meyer

 

The Things That Money Can Buy: Chieftaincy, the Media and the 1996 Elections in Hohoe-North Constituency
Paul Nugent

 

Other articles:

 

The Performativity of Akan Libations: An Ethnopoetic Construction of Reality
Joseph K. Adjaye

 

A Precolonial, Political History of the Sefwi Wiawso Oman
Stefano Boni

 

Interpersonal Networks and the Dissemination of the Mass Media’s Environmental Agenda in Ghana
Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo

 

 

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Volume 3, 2000: Special Issue in Commemoration of the Yaa Asantewaa War of 1900

Editor’s Introduction
Larry W. Yarak
Guest Editor:
Emmanuel Akyeampong

 

Asante at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Emmanuel Akyeampong

 

Asante at the End of the Nineteenth Century: Setting the Record Straight
Ivor Wilks

 

The Golden Stool at the End of the Nineteenth Century: Setting the Record Straight
T. C. McCaskie

 

The Role of Nana Yaa Asantewaa in the 1900 Asante War of Resistance
Nana Arhin Brempong

 

Yaa Asantewaa in the Yaa Asantewaa War of 1900: Military Leader or Symbolic Head?
Adu Boahen

 

Yaa Asantewaa’s War of Independence: Honoring and Ratifying an Historic Pledge
Pashington Obeng

 

Long Live the Queen!: The Yaa Asantewaa Centenary and the Politics of History
Lynda Day

 

 

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Volume 2, 1999

Editor’s Introduction
Larry W. Yarak
Special Section: Contemporary Ghanaian Migration
Guest Editor:
Takyiwaa Manuh

 

Introduction: Contemporary Ghanaian Migration
Takyiwaa Manuh

 

Travel Patterns and Coping Strategies of Ghanaian Migrants in Toronto
Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang

 

The African Diaspora: A Socio-Demographic Portrait of the Ghanaian Migrant Community in the United States of America
Baffour Takyi

 

Been-To Visions: Transnational Linkages Among a Ghanaian Dispersed Community in the Twentieth Century
Stephan F. Miescher and Leslie Ashbaugh

 

‘This Place is Not Ghana’: Gender and Rights Discourse Among Ghanaian Men and Women in Toronto
Takyiwaa Manuh

 

Other Articles:

 

A ‘Somewhat Firm Policy’: The Role of the Gold Coast Judiciary in Implementing Slave Emancipation, 1874–1900
Trevor Getz

 

Colonial Ethnography and Political Reform: The Works of A. C. Duncan-Johnstone, R. S. Rattray, J. Eyre-Smith, and J. Guiness on Northern Ghana
Carola Lentz

 

The Last Will and Testament of Kofi Sraha: A Note on Accumulation and Inheritance in Colonial Asante
T. C. McCaskie

 

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Volume 1, 1998

‘Eating Kola’: The Pharmacological and Therapeutic Significance of Kola Nuts
Edmund Abaka

 

Slavery and Abolition in the Gold Coast: Colonial Modes of Emancipation and African Initiatives
Kwabena Akurang-Parry

 

Trokosi (Child Slavery) in Ghana: A Policy Approach
Robert Kwame Ameh

 

Housing Conditions and Spatial Organization in Accra, 1950s–1990s
Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang

 

Akwankwaa: Owusu Sekyere Agyeman in His Life and Times
T. C. McCaskie

 

Transferring Power in Ghana: Some Thoughts on What the Archives Might Be Telling Us
Richard Rathbone

 

The Diaries of A. C. Duncan-Johnstone: A Preliminary Analysis of British Involvement in the ‘Native Courts’ of Colonial Asante
Victoria C. Tashjian

 

‘Unity and Progress’: Asante Politics Revisited
Ivor G. Wilks

 

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