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Title Undesirable practices : women, children, and the politics of the body in northern Ghana, 1930-1972 / Jessica Cammaert.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Expanding frontiers
Expanding frontiers.
Note Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Queen's University, 2014.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Women -- Ghana -- Social conditions.
Children -- Ghana -- Social conditions.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Ghana.
Children -- Health and hygiene -- Ghana.
Human body -- Social aspects -- Ghana.
Contents Die a natural death : responses to the questionnaire on "customs affecting the status of women in West Africa" ca. 1930 -- R.S. Rattray, anthropology, and the making of undesirable practices in northern Ghana -- Female circumcision as undesirable in the Northeast, ca. 1930-1933 -- Child slavery, pawning, and trafficking in late-colonial Bawku, 1941-1948 -- Put some clothes on or Nkrumah will get you! : anti-nudity in the Nkrumah era, 1958-1966 -- Orphaned children and unruly girls : youth and undesirability post-Nkrumah, 1965-1972 -- Conclusion: undesirable practices and social welfare in Africa : averting the male gaze.
Other Title Print version: Cammaert, Jessica, 1984- Undesirable practices. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016 9780803286801