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The Resource Living with Nkrumahism : nation, state, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana, Jeffrey S. Ahlman

Living with Nkrumahism : nation, state, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana, Jeffrey S. Ahlman

Label
Living with Nkrumahism : nation, state, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana
Title
Living with Nkrumahism
Title remainder
nation, state, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey S. Ahlman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1950s, Ghana, under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah and the Convention People's Party, drew the world{u2019}s attention as anticolonial activists, intellectuals, and politicians looked to it as a model for Africa{u2019}s postcolonial future. Nkrumah was a visionary, a statesman, and one of the key makers of contemporary Africa. Jeffrey S. Ahlman reexamines the infrastructure that organized and consolidated Nkrumah{u2019}s philosophy into a political program. Ahlman draws on newly available source material to portray an organizational and cultural history of Nkrumahism. Taking us inside bureaucracies, offices, salary structures, and working routines, he painstakingly reconstructs the political and social milieu of the time and portrays a range of Ghanaians' relationships to their country's unique position in the decolonization process. Through fine attunement to the nuances of statecraft, he demonstrates how political and philosophical ideas shape lived experience. Living with Nkrumahism stands at the crossroads of the rapidly growing fields of African decolonization, postcolonial history, and Cold War studies. It provides a much-needed scholarly model through which to reflect on the changing nature of citizenship and political and social participation in Africa and the broader postcolonial world."--cProvided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahlman, Jeffrey S.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New African histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nkrumah, Kwame
  • Decolonization
  • Pan-Africanism
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
Label
Living with Nkrumahism : nation, state, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana, Jeffrey S. Ahlman
Instantiates
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
Contents
Introduction: Decolonization and the Pan-African nation -- The world of Kwame Nkrumah : Pan-Africanism, empire, and the Gold Coast in global perspective -- From the Gold Coast to Ghana : modernization and the politics of Pan-African nation-building -- A new type of citizen : youth and the making of Pan-African citizenship -- "Work and happiness for all" : productivity and the political economy of Pan-African revolution -- Working for the revolution : gender, secrecy, and security in the Pan-African state -- Negotiating Nkrumahism : belonging, uncertainty, and the Pan-African one-party state -- Conclusion: "Forward ever, backward never"
Control code
ocn982091666
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780821422939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)982091666
Label
Living with Nkrumahism : nation, state, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana, Jeffrey S. Ahlman
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
Contents
Introduction: Decolonization and the Pan-African nation -- The world of Kwame Nkrumah : Pan-Africanism, empire, and the Gold Coast in global perspective -- From the Gold Coast to Ghana : modernization and the politics of Pan-African nation-building -- A new type of citizen : youth and the making of Pan-African citizenship -- "Work and happiness for all" : productivity and the political economy of Pan-African revolution -- Working for the revolution : gender, secrecy, and security in the Pan-African state -- Negotiating Nkrumahism : belonging, uncertainty, and the Pan-African one-party state -- Conclusion: "Forward ever, backward never"
Control code
ocn982091666
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780821422939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)982091666

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