The Patterned Skin: ETHNIC SCARIFICATION IN DEVELOPING GHANA Christiana Oware Knudsen

ISBN: 9788789825120

Published: January 1st 2000

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119 pages


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The Patterned Skin: ETHNIC SCARIFICATION IN DEVELOPING GHANA  by  Christiana Oware Knudsen

The Patterned Skin: ETHNIC SCARIFICATION IN DEVELOPING GHANA by Christiana Oware Knudsen
January 1st 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 119 pages | ISBN: 9788789825120 | 10.49 Mb

This ethnographic study involves the exploration of Ghanaian concepts and the cultural significance of scarification through the individual, the lineage, the clan, the ethnic group, and the community as a whole. It poses the question whether theMoreThis ethnographic study involves the exploration of Ghanaian concepts and the cultural significance of scarification through the individual, the lineage, the clan, the ethnic group, and the community as a whole. It poses the question whether the breakdown of scarification traditions has affected the moral obligations of members of society and assesses its impact on development processes.

The book thus examines the relationship between scarification perceived as mutilation of the body or as a means of communication. The book also serves as a general guide to ethnic scarification in Ghana.



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