I Will Not Eat Stone A Women's History of Colonial Asante

ISBN-10: 0325070008

ISBN-13: 9780325070001

Edition: 2000

Authors: Jean Allman, Victoria B. Tashjian

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This long awaited and definitive work on gender in Asante during the early twentieth century provides a needed balance to emphasis on chiefship and external relations evident thus far in the historical scholarship on colonial and pre-colonial Asante. I am certainly looking forward to using this book in every possible African studies course I teach. - Gracia Clark, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University By bringing women into the mainstream of Asante historiography, the authors move us towards that singularly elusive goal: the realization of a comprehensive Asante social history. - Ivor Wilks Professor Emeritus, African History Northwestern University In an admirable collaborative effort, Jean Allman and Victoria Tashjian focus on commodity production, family labor and reproduction in colonial Asante. The authors demonstrate how broader social and economic forces - cash cropping, trade, monetization of the economy, British rule, and Christian missions - recast the terms of domes
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Book details

List price: $38.75
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 7/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Born in Calcutta, and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Egypt and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels. Ghosh has also written for GRANTA, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, and THE OBSERVER. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.Jean Allman teaches African History and directs the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is editor of Fashioning Africa: Power and the Politics of Dress (IUP, 2004).John Parker teaches African History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is author of Making the Town: Ga State and Society in Early Colonial Accra.

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Glossary of Twi Terms
By Way of Introduction
The World to Which They Were Born: Women's Life Stories and the Problem of Colonial Chronologies
"It's Mine" and "It's Ours" Are Not the Same Thing: Marrying and Marriage on a Shifting Colonial Terrain
Sika Y[epsilon] Mogya/"Money Is Blood"?: Transformations in the Domestic Economy of Childbearing
"Serving a Man Is Wasted Labor": Women's Conjugal Strategies in a World of Cash and Cocoa
Making Proper Mothers and Dutiful Wives: Chiefs, Missions, and Order out of Chaos
By Way of Concluding
Bibliography
Index
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