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The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

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The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

Edited by Jacqueline Knörr and Christoph Kohl

Full Text PDF | Full Text ePUB Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. with support from Knowledge Unlatched.

336 pages, 7 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-069-8 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (February 2016)

ISBN  978-1-80073-735-8 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Not Yet Published (January 2023)

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“The contributions to this volume cover a great diversity of topics from multiple perspectives. It constitutes a welcome addition to the literature on the Upper Guinea Coast, particularly by taking an anthropological approach to a region that has for the most part been studied historically.” · Philip Jan Havik, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Portugal

“This collection’s list of contributors and interdisciplinary scope are impressive. Gathered here are chapters from historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and political scientists, all of which mesh together well in a volume that will attract the attention of regional specialists and scholars interested in the continent more broadly.” · Walter Hawthorne, Michigan State University


For centuries, Africa’s Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the African continent and beyond engaging in economic trade, cultural exchange, and various forms of conflict. This book provides a wide-ranging look at how such encounters have continued into the present day, identifying the disruptions and continuities in religion, language, economics, and various other social phenomena that have resulted. These accounts show a region that, while still grappling with the legacies of colonialism and the slave trade, is both shaped by and an important actor within ever-denser global networks, exhibiting consistent transformation and creative adaptation.

Jacqueline Knörr is Head of Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and Extraordinary Professor at the Martin Luther University in Halle/Saale, Germany. She was brought up in Ghana and Germany and conducted extensive field research in Indonesia, West Africa and Central Europe. She has worked as Senior Lecturer, Senior Researcher, University Professor, Scientific Director, Consultant and Political Advisor. Her research and publications focus on the political anthropology of postcolonial societies, decolonization, nationalism, identity politics, ethno-linguistics, gender, and childhood.

Christoph Kohl is a research fellow in the research group ‘The Cultural Dynamics of Political Globalisation’ at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany. He was a doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale), and received his Ph.D. from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 2010.

Subject: Anthropology (General)Environmental Studies (General)History (General)Colonial History
Area: Africa

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective Edited by Jacqueline Knörr and Christoph Kohl is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). with support from Knowledge Unlatched.

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OA ISBN: 978-1-78533-373-6


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