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Swedish Ventures in Cameroon, 1883-1923 Shirley Ardener

Swedish Ventures in Cameroon, 1883-1923

$34.95

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    Swedish Ventures in Cameroon, 1883-1923

    Editorial: Berghahn Books

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9781782388715

    Formatos: PDF (con DRM de Adobe)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    $34.95

    Medios de pago
      Swedish Ventures in Cameroon, 1883-1923 Shirley Ardener

      Swedish Ventures in Cameroon, 1883-1923

      $34.95

      Medios de pago

        Swedish Ventures in Cameroon, 1883-1923

        Editorial: Berghahn Books

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9781782388715

        Formatos: PDF (con DRM de Adobe)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

        $34.95

        Medios de pago
          Sinopsis
          The 1880s were a critical time in Cameroon. A German warship arrived in the Douala estuary and proclaimed Cameroon a protectorate. At that time, two Swedes, Knutson and Waldau, were living on the upper slopes of the Cameroon Mountain. Very little is known about their activities. One, Knutson, wrote a long memoir of his time in Cameroon (1883-1895) which is published here for the first time. It gives fascinating insights into everyday life in Cameroon and into the multifaceted relationships among the various Europeans, and between them and the Africans, at the end of the 19th century; we learn about the Swedes' quarrels first with the Germans and later with the British, over land purchases, thus revealing the origins of long on-going disputes over Bakweri lands. We are given vivid descriptions of Bakweri notables and their, and the Europeans', cultural practices, a rare eye-witness account of the sasswood witchcraft ordeal, and learn about Knutson's friendships with slaves. Together with appended contemporary correspondence, legal opinions, and early (translated) texts, this memoir must be considered as a unique and invaluable primary source for the pre-colonial history of Cameroon.
          Acerca de Shirley Ardener

          Shirley Ardener, has carried out many years anthropological fieldwork in Nigeria and in Cameroon where she is still involved with the National Anglophone Archives in Buea which she and her husband Edwin set up. She was the Founding Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women (1983-1997) renamed the International Gender Studies at Lady Margaret Hall Oxford University of which she is currently a Research Associate, and a Research Associate of the Institute of Social Anthropology at Oxford. She works on gender, microcredit, nudity, and humour. Books include Swedish Ventures in Cameroon (2002) and Changing Sex and Bending Gender (ed. 2005).

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