Identity Meets Nationality : Voices from the Humanities.

By: Lauer, Helen
Contributor(s): Anderson, Jemima Asabea
Publisher: Legon-Accra : Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2010Copyright date: ©2011Description: 1 online resource (314 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789988647995Subject(s): National characteristicsGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Identity Meets Nationality : Voices from the HumanitiesLOC classification: CB197.I34 2011Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Notes on the Contributors -- 1. The Humanities and the Ideaof National Identity -- Introduction -- Religion and identity -- Politics and identity -- References -- 2. Empiricalism: The Empirical Character of an African Philosophy -- 1. Akan language and the expression of abstract ideas -- 2. The empirical and the metaphysical -- 3. Empirical concepts of time and space -- 4. Empiricalism -- References -- 3. Metaphors of Death in Akan -- Introduction -- 1. The conceptual metaphor theory (CMT) -- 2. Language, data, and method -- 3.1 Analysis and discussion of Akans' view of death -- 3.2 Death is departure -- 3.3 Death is a loss -- 3.4 Death is a person -- 3.5 Death is sleep -- Summary and conclusion -- References -- 4. Political Nicknaming in Ghana: Social Representations of Democracy Achieved through Conceptual Blending -- Introduction and background -- 1. Political discourse and social cognition -- 2. Language in meaning construction -- 2.1. Meaning creation in cognitive semantics -- 2.1.1. Metaphor in meaning construction -- 3. Conceptual blending theory-an overview -- 3.1. The nature of blending -- 3.2. The blending analysis -- 3.2.1. Ellembele Mugabe -- 3.2.2. Lawra Nandom Kabila -- 3.2.3. World Bank -- 3.2.4. Rural Bank -- Conclusion: conceptual blending in social cognition -- References -- Internet references -- 5. "Do not Rob us of Ourselves"Language and Nationalism in Colonial Ghana -- Introduction -- 1. Initial Gold Coast reaction to European entry into Africa -- 2. Language and nationalism in the Gold Coast -- 2.1. Early strong advocates of the use of Ghanaian languages -- 2.1.1. Reverend Jacob Benjamin Anaman -- 2.1.2. Reverend Gaddiel Robert Acquaah -- 2.1.3. William Esuman Gwira Kobina Sekyi -- 3. Language in education -- Conclusion -- References.
6. Language Use in Education in Minority Language Areas -- Introduction -- 1. Language use in education in Ghana-an overview -- 2. The case of Logba -- 3. Respondents -- 4. Method -- 5. Discussion of results -- References -- 7. The Dilemma of African-American EnglishIdentity -- Introduction -- 1. Syntactic similarities -- 1.1 Resumptive-with construction in Ghanaian languages -- 1.2 Properties of the resumptive-with construction in Akan -- 1.3 The antecedent of the pronoun in the resumptive-with construction -- 1.4 Genitive marking -- 1.5 Multiple Negation -- 2. Phonological similarities -- 2.1 Consonant cluster reduction -- 2.2 The phonological account/voicing generalisation -- 2.3 The African origin view -- 2.4 Similarities shared by Ghanaian English and African-American English -- 2.4.1 Sociolinguistic influence -- 2.4.1 Deletion of liquids -- 2.5 Consonant replacement -- 2.6 Metathesis -- 3. Speech events and verbal/oral gestures -- 3.1 Kiss-teeth (suck-teeth) -- 3.2 Cut-eye -- 3.3 Signifying and playing the dozens -- Conclusion -- References -- 8. Constructing a National Languageas a Vehicle for National Identity -- Introduction -- 1. Methods of language construction -- 2. Unification, linguistic synthesis, and Pidgins -- 3. Esperanto -- 4. Evidence of the synthesis method -- 5. Which languages get accepted? -- 5.1. Criteria for acceptance -- 6. Would the national language consist of only words? -- Conclusion -- References -- 9. Material Culture and Ethnic Identity: The Case of the Krobo, Ghana -- Introduction -- 1. The role of material culture/archaeology in the construction and maintenance of identities -- 2. The Krobo and the Krobo Mountain -- 3. Survey of current ethno-archaeological research activities in the Krobo area -- 4. Historical and ethnographic research -- 5. Surface survey -- 6. The excavations.
7. Features and finds: why Krobo Mountain? -- 8. Indications of retention of aspects of past Krobo socio-religious practices -- Conclusion -- References -- Figures -- 10. Negotiating Pre-colonial History and Future Democracy -- Introduction -- 1. Historical realism or fantasy? -- 2. Non-party ≠ one-party polity -- 3. Valuable heritage or anachronistic superstition? -- 4. Description ≠ legitimisation -- 5. Practical considerations -- Conclusion -- References -- 11. Identity Crises: Constructions of National Identity in the Poetry of Equatorial Guinea -- References -- 12. 'No Sweetness Here' for 'Our Sister', 'La Noire'? Gender Empowerment in the Short Stories of Sembène Ousmane and Ama Ata Aidoo -- 1. Gender struggle as a universal -- 2. Economies / ecologies of marriage -- 3. Parenthood -- 4. Self-empowerment through life choices -- 5. Self-empowerment through resistance -- Conclusion -- References -- 13. National Consciousness in Russian Literature Constructing National Consciousness in Russian Literature -- Introduction -- 1. Discourse on the Russian national identity and consciousness -- 2. The tilting urge of consciousness over identity -- 3. Literature and creation of Russian revolutionary consciousness -- 4. A brief discourse on the distorted African identity and consciousness -- 4. The identity of African literature -- Conclusion: cultivating an alternative consciousness -- References -- 14. Africa's Renaissance and the Challenge of Culture -- 1. An African 'Renaissance' or renaissance? -- 2. Pan-Africanism, indigenous culture and the African renaissance -- 3. The 'Third Moment' of post-colonial renaissance -- 4. Culture, 'ethnophilosophy' and Africa's renaissance -- 5. NEPAD and the African renaissance -- 6. NEPAD's democratic deficit -- 7. NEPAD's northbound and neoliberal gaze -- 8. NEPAD and African culture -- Conclusion -- References.
15. The Music of Amu and Riverson -- Introduction -- 1. The formative years of the two composers -- 2. Music studies outside the country -- 3. Contributions to music in Ghana -- 4. Composition styles -- Conclusion -- References -- 16. The Performing Arts -- Introduction -- 1. The role of the performing arts -- 2. Post Independence efforts -- 3. The Ghana Dance Ensemble -- 4. The post-Nkrumah period -- 5. The present period -- Conclusion -- References -- Back Cover.
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Notes on the Contributors -- 1. The Humanities and the Ideaof National Identity -- Introduction -- Religion and identity -- Politics and identity -- References -- 2. Empiricalism: The Empirical Character of an African Philosophy -- 1. Akan language and the expression of abstract ideas -- 2. The empirical and the metaphysical -- 3. Empirical concepts of time and space -- 4. Empiricalism -- References -- 3. Metaphors of Death in Akan -- Introduction -- 1. The conceptual metaphor theory (CMT) -- 2. Language, data, and method -- 3.1 Analysis and discussion of Akans' view of death -- 3.2 Death is departure -- 3.3 Death is a loss -- 3.4 Death is a person -- 3.5 Death is sleep -- Summary and conclusion -- References -- 4. Political Nicknaming in Ghana: Social Representations of Democracy Achieved through Conceptual Blending -- Introduction and background -- 1. Political discourse and social cognition -- 2. Language in meaning construction -- 2.1. Meaning creation in cognitive semantics -- 2.1.1. Metaphor in meaning construction -- 3. Conceptual blending theory-an overview -- 3.1. The nature of blending -- 3.2. The blending analysis -- 3.2.1. Ellembele Mugabe -- 3.2.2. Lawra Nandom Kabila -- 3.2.3. World Bank -- 3.2.4. Rural Bank -- Conclusion: conceptual blending in social cognition -- References -- Internet references -- 5. "Do not Rob us of Ourselves"Language and Nationalism in Colonial Ghana -- Introduction -- 1. Initial Gold Coast reaction to European entry into Africa -- 2. Language and nationalism in the Gold Coast -- 2.1. Early strong advocates of the use of Ghanaian languages -- 2.1.1. Reverend Jacob Benjamin Anaman -- 2.1.2. Reverend Gaddiel Robert Acquaah -- 2.1.3. William Esuman Gwira Kobina Sekyi -- 3. Language in education -- Conclusion -- References.

6. Language Use in Education in Minority Language Areas -- Introduction -- 1. Language use in education in Ghana-an overview -- 2. The case of Logba -- 3. Respondents -- 4. Method -- 5. Discussion of results -- References -- 7. The Dilemma of African-American EnglishIdentity -- Introduction -- 1. Syntactic similarities -- 1.1 Resumptive-with construction in Ghanaian languages -- 1.2 Properties of the resumptive-with construction in Akan -- 1.3 The antecedent of the pronoun in the resumptive-with construction -- 1.4 Genitive marking -- 1.5 Multiple Negation -- 2. Phonological similarities -- 2.1 Consonant cluster reduction -- 2.2 The phonological account/voicing generalisation -- 2.3 The African origin view -- 2.4 Similarities shared by Ghanaian English and African-American English -- 2.4.1 Sociolinguistic influence -- 2.4.1 Deletion of liquids -- 2.5 Consonant replacement -- 2.6 Metathesis -- 3. Speech events and verbal/oral gestures -- 3.1 Kiss-teeth (suck-teeth) -- 3.2 Cut-eye -- 3.3 Signifying and playing the dozens -- Conclusion -- References -- 8. Constructing a National Languageas a Vehicle for National Identity -- Introduction -- 1. Methods of language construction -- 2. Unification, linguistic synthesis, and Pidgins -- 3. Esperanto -- 4. Evidence of the synthesis method -- 5. Which languages get accepted? -- 5.1. Criteria for acceptance -- 6. Would the national language consist of only words? -- Conclusion -- References -- 9. Material Culture and Ethnic Identity: The Case of the Krobo, Ghana -- Introduction -- 1. The role of material culture/archaeology in the construction and maintenance of identities -- 2. The Krobo and the Krobo Mountain -- 3. Survey of current ethno-archaeological research activities in the Krobo area -- 4. Historical and ethnographic research -- 5. Surface survey -- 6. The excavations.

7. Features and finds: why Krobo Mountain? -- 8. Indications of retention of aspects of past Krobo socio-religious practices -- Conclusion -- References -- Figures -- 10. Negotiating Pre-colonial History and Future Democracy -- Introduction -- 1. Historical realism or fantasy? -- 2. Non-party ≠ one-party polity -- 3. Valuable heritage or anachronistic superstition? -- 4. Description ≠ legitimisation -- 5. Practical considerations -- Conclusion -- References -- 11. Identity Crises: Constructions of National Identity in the Poetry of Equatorial Guinea -- References -- 12. 'No Sweetness Here' for 'Our Sister', 'La Noire'? Gender Empowerment in the Short Stories of Sembène Ousmane and Ama Ata Aidoo -- 1. Gender struggle as a universal -- 2. Economies / ecologies of marriage -- 3. Parenthood -- 4. Self-empowerment through life choices -- 5. Self-empowerment through resistance -- Conclusion -- References -- 13. National Consciousness in Russian Literature Constructing National Consciousness in Russian Literature -- Introduction -- 1. Discourse on the Russian national identity and consciousness -- 2. The tilting urge of consciousness over identity -- 3. Literature and creation of Russian revolutionary consciousness -- 4. A brief discourse on the distorted African identity and consciousness -- 4. The identity of African literature -- Conclusion: cultivating an alternative consciousness -- References -- 14. Africa's Renaissance and the Challenge of Culture -- 1. An African 'Renaissance' or renaissance? -- 2. Pan-Africanism, indigenous culture and the African renaissance -- 3. The 'Third Moment' of post-colonial renaissance -- 4. Culture, 'ethnophilosophy' and Africa's renaissance -- 5. NEPAD and the African renaissance -- 6. NEPAD's democratic deficit -- 7. NEPAD's northbound and neoliberal gaze -- 8. NEPAD and African culture -- Conclusion -- References.

15. The Music of Amu and Riverson -- Introduction -- 1. The formative years of the two composers -- 2. Music studies outside the country -- 3. Contributions to music in Ghana -- 4. Composition styles -- Conclusion -- References -- 16. The Performing Arts -- Introduction -- 1. The role of the performing arts -- 2. Post Independence efforts -- 3. The Ghana Dance Ensemble -- 4. The post-Nkrumah period -- 5. The present period -- Conclusion -- References -- Back Cover.

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