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Dipo and the politics of culture in Ghana

Marijke Steegstra

Dipo and the politics of culture in Ghana

by Marijke Steegstra

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Published by Woeli Publishing Services in Accra, Ghana .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Initiation rites -- Ghana,
  • Krobo (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies.,
  • Girls -- Ghana -- Rites and ceremonies.,
  • Puberty rites -- Ghana.,
  • Christianity and culture -- Ghana.,
  • Ghana -- Social life and customs.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-348).

    StatementMarijke Steegstra.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN484.3 .S744 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 348 p. :
    Number of Pages348
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20379518M
    ISBN 10998862655X
    OCLC/WorldCa63108661

    Dipo is an initiation rite performed among the Krobos to usher in adolescent girls into adulthood. The practice has undergone many changes over the years. This study was aimed at exploring Krobo’s perception of contemporary dipo in Ghana with emphasis on the practice of initiating under age girls before their adolescence. Two books, "Electoral Politics and Africa's Urban Transition: Class and Ethnicity in Ghana" and "Democracy in Ghana: Everyday Politics in Urban Africa", authored by Professor Noah Nathan and Professor Jeffrey Paller respectively, have been launched in Accra. The launch of the two books was hosted by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD.

    Kwame Nkrumah's Contribution to Pan-Africanism: An Afrocentric Analysis (Africanstudies-History, Politics, Economics and Culture) Dr Christian Lund Local Politics . Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Read, borrow, and discover more than 3M books for free. Dipo and the politics of culture in Ghana Marijke Steegstra Not in Library. Dipo custom and the Christian faith B. D. Teyegaga Not in Library.

    The Ghana Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Covering years of Ghana's history, The Ghana Reader provides a multitude of historical, political, and cultural perspectives on this iconic African nation. Whether discussing the Asante kingdom and the Gold Coast's importance to European commerce and transatlantic slaving, Ghana's brief. (Ghana) dipo Girls' Initiation. C., & Ott, M. (). Adolescents, health policy, and the American political process. the essay concludes by questioning cultural assumptions about dipo.


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Dipo and the politics of culture in Ghana. Accra Newtown, Ghana: Woeli Pub. Services, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Marijke Steegstra.

Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Dipo and the politics of culture in Ghana in SearchWorks catalog Skip to search Skip to main content. Book Review. DIPOand the Politics of Culture in Ghana,Marijke Steegstra, Woeli Publishing Services, Accra Newtown,pp.

ISBN X. Maps, Pictures, Glossary. Increasing teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, including HIV-AIDS and general sexual laxity, especially among the youth, in Ghana, have generated much public. Dipo: a rite of passage among the Krobos of Eastern Region, Ghana.

The transition from childhood to adulthood is a major one, not only for the individual but the society at large. In some societies, the rites of passage are observed to usher young people into adulthood.

The Krobos in Ghana are no exception. In The Press and Political Culture in Ghana, Jennifer Hasty looks at the practices of journalism and newsmaking at privately owned and state-operated daily newspapers in Ghana.

Hasty decodes the styles and uncovers the strategies that characterize Ghana's major printed news media, focusing on the differences between news generated by the state and news that. Abstract/Excerpt. The girl child’s transition from childhood to adulthood, Dipo, is of prime importance in the development of the Krobo community of Ghana.

The transition acknowledges the part women play in the welfare of society; hence the performance of elaborate puberty rites for girls.

The performance of Dipopuberty rites is therefore regarded as a means of unifying. The girl child’s transition from childhood to adulthood, Dipo, is of prime importance in the development of the Krobo community of Ghana. The transition acknowledges the part women play in the welfare of society; hence the performance of elaborate puberty rites for girls.

The performance of Dipo puberty rites is therefore regarded as a means of unifying teenage. The current issues of Dipo in Ghana. Dipo is not unanimously praised nowadays in Ghana. This practice has generated several debates.

While some people consider it as an old fashion with no significance in the modern society of Ghana, others are for the opinion that it’s a cultural practice that should be continued from one generation to the next. Dipo is a Ghanaian traditional festival celebrated by the people of Odumase in the Eastern region of Ghana.

The festival is one of the famous and important festivals in Ghana. The shai and the Ada people alsoperform this rite. The festival is celebrated in the month of April every year.

Dipo rites have been practiced since the eleventh century, and their popularity has not waned despite modern intrusions into traditional Ghanaian culture. The Dipo girls, traditionally called Dipo-yi are dressed in beautiful cloth only from the waist to the knee level.

The upper part of the body is exposed and festooned with colourful and assorted. The European and North American missionaries who came to.

Covering years of Ghana's history, The Ghana Reader provides a multitude of historical, political, and cultural perspectives on this iconic African nation.

Whether discussing the Asante kingdom and the Gold Coast's importance to European commerce and transatlantic slaving, Ghana's brief period under British colonial rule, or the emergence of its modern 4/5(2). This is a standout book on the history of Ghana.

It is a mix of first-hand accounts and historical recountings by respective experts. The book is such a comprehensive project. If you have an interest in Ghanaian culture, I would highly recommend adding it to your s: 6. Get this from a library.

Resilient rituals: Krobo initiation and the politics of culture in Ghana. [Marijke Steegstra] -- "How should modern Ghanians relate to "culture". This is a hotly debated issue in Ghana, where the annual performance of the initiation rites for Krobo girls (dipo) is highly contested. Drawing on. In The Press and Political Culture in Ghana, Jennifer Hasty looks at the practices of journalism and newsmaking at privately owned and state-operated daily newspapers in Ghana.

Resilient Rituals: Krobo initiation and the politics of culture in Ghana (Modernity and Belonging) (v. 3) [Steegstra, Marijke] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Resilient Rituals: Krobo initiation and the politics of culture in Ghana. The main objectives of Ghana’s Cultural Policy are three-fold: (i).

To document and promote Ghana’s traditional cultural values, such as those enshrined in; a. concepts of human dignity, b. attitudes to nature and the environment, c. law and order, d. honesty and truthfulness, e. unity and peace, f.

self reliance and dignity of labour, g. The Political History of Ghana () book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This book is an instructive historical record /5(1).

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, LEGON. PSYCHOSOCIAL CORRELATES OF DIPO RITES OF PASSAGE AMONG THE. political and economic changes have broken down the extended family system and rapid social change is posing different challenges to meanings of distress, self-esteem, Dipo perception, gender and cultural identity.

The essence of the study is. In The Press and Political Culture in Ghana, Jennifer Hasty looks at the practices of journalism and newsmaking at privately owned and state-operated daily newspapers in Ghana.

Hasty decodes the styles and uncovers the strategies that characterize Ghana's major printed news media, focusing on the differences between news generated by the state.

Covering years of Ghana's history, The Ghana Reader provides a multitude of historical, political, and cultural perspectives on this iconic African nation.

Whether discussing the Asante kingdom and the Gold Coast's importance to European commerce and transatlantic slaving, Ghana's brief period under British colonial rule, or the emergence of its modern .The question of “gender” has gained visibility, and even in popular culture the implications of the gendered architecture of our societies receives attention.

While the last several decades have been interesting times for scholars in women and gender studies (WGS), there is currently no single essay that chronicles and analyzes the.

“Dipo” is a very prominent cultural practice among Krobos mostly held between April and May for dozens of teenage krobo girls every year. Many girls partake in this event which lasts for a period of four days during which they spend most of their time in the Dipo house where the rites take place.