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Permeating purity: Fluid rituals of belonging in Ghana

Wissing, Kirsty


In this thesis, I analyse how flows of fluids and people shape each other in southern Ghana. They do so both literally and metaphorically, as landscapes and people are defined, sorted, contested, and manipulated in projects of inclusion, exclusion, containment and combining often framed through purity. The building of the Akosombo Dam on the Volta River and, relatedly, the building of the Ghanaian nation-state, greatly changed the socio-physical environment of the Akwamu Traditional Area. In...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/76FR-0K98
Embargoed until: 2026-05-27


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