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The Resource Crossing the color line : race, sex, and the contested politics of colonialism in Ghana, Carina E. Ray

Crossing the color line : race, sex, and the contested politics of colonialism in Ghana, Carina E. Ray

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Crossing the color line : race, sex, and the contested politics of colonialism in Ghana
Title
Crossing the color line
Title remainder
race, sex, and the contested politics of colonialism in Ghana
Statement of responsibility
Carina E. Ray
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A fascinating exploration of sex across the color line in colonial Ghana. This book is a brilliant addition to the literature on sex, gender and empire." -Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law, New York University Interracial sex mattered to the British colonial state in West Africa. In Crossing the Color Line, Carina E. Ray goes beyond this fact to reveal how Gold Coasters-their social practices, interests, and anxieties-shaped and defined these powerfully charged relations across racial lines. The interplay between African and European perspectives and practices, argues Ray, transformed these relationships into key sites for consolidating colonial rule and for contesting its racial and gendered hierarchies of power. With rigorous methodology and innovative analyses, Ray brings Ghana and Britain into a single analytic frame by examining cases in both locales. Intimate relations between black men and white women in Britain's port cities emerge as an influential part of the history of interracial sex and empire in ways that are connected to rather than eclipsed by relations between European men and African women in the colony. Based on rich archival evidence and original interviews, the book moves across different registers, shifting from the micropolitics of individual disciplinary cases against colonial officers who "kept" local women to transatlantic networks of family, empire, and anticolonial resistance. In this way, Ray cuts to the heart of how interracial sex became a source of colonial anxiety and nationalist agitation during the first half of the twentieth century.--
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Ray, Carina E
Dewey number
306.709667
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New African histories
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  • Miscegenation
  • Miscegenation
  • Great Britain
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
Label
Crossing the color line : race, sex, and the contested politics of colonialism in Ghana, Carina E. Ray
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17769012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780821421796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP) 2015018325
  • (OCoLC)908698938
Label
Crossing the color line : race, sex, and the contested politics of colonialism in Ghana, Carina E. Ray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17769012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780821421796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP) 2015018325
  • (OCoLC)908698938

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