Asante Identities: History and Modernity in an African Village, 1850-1950

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Edinburgh University Press, 2000 - History - 277 pages
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An account of the life of a Ghanaian village during a century of tumultuous change, this study is also a richly textured microhistory and an exploration of the meanings of history and modernity in an African context. The years 1850-1950 witnessed several momentous and transformative developments in Asante history, including British annexation and colonial overrule. In Asante Identities,
T. C. McCaskie provides a nuanced study of this era 'from below,' focusing on the everyday lives of commoners in Adeebeba, an independent village that was engulfed by the expansion of the city of Kumase in the 20th century. He tells this story through the words of the villagers themselves, drawing on life histories collected by the Ashanti Social Survey in the 1940s.

McCaskie provides a deep cultural reading that ranges over issues of selfhood and community and their impact on the colonial experience. His discussion touches on questions of identity, belief, power, money, rights, obligations, gender, sexuality, and much more. The result is a book compelling in both its historical detail and its analytic sophistication.

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About the author (2000)

T. C. McCaskie holds the only established university
post in Asante Studies, as Reader in Asante History at the Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham. He is author of State and Society in Precolonial Asante and of numerous papers on Asante.

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