Publications by topic - Ghana

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Most of my ethnographic work is related to Ghana where I studied and conducted research from 1969 to 1973 and intermittently from 1994 till today. On this page you only find publications on Ghana that do not (easily) fit in any of the other 'topics' presented on this website.

N.B.: All publications marked with * have appeared under the pseudonym of Wolf Bleek.

Books and special issues

2012 - 2013 (with Kristine Krause & Kodjo A. Senah, eds) Health and Health Care. Special issue Ghana Studies 15/16 [pdf]
   
2005 (with P. Atuobi & A. O. Boamah) Life, love and death: Conversations with six  elders in Kwahu-Tafo, Ghana. Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis. [order] [contents]
   
1975 Marriage, inheritance and witchcraft: a case study of a rural Ghanaian family. Leiden: African Studies Centre (Master Thesis, University of Ghana, 430 pp).* [out of print] [contents] [pdf]
   
   
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2016 Celebrating the life and achievements of Philip F. W. Bartle (1943-2015). Website Ghana Studies. [pdf]
   
2014 (with Kristine Krause) Introduction: Studying Health and Health Care in Ghana. Ghana Studies 15/16: 7-40. [pdf]
   
2013 Kinship as friendship: Brothers and sisters in Kwahu, Ghana. In: Erdmute Alber, Cati Coe, and Tatjana Thelen (eds) The anthropology of sibling relations: Shared parentage, experience, and exchange. London: Palgrave, pp. 51-70. [text] [pdf]
   
2009 'Anyway! Lorry inscriptions in Ghana. In: J.-B. Gewald, S. Luning and K. van Walraven (eds.) The speed of change: Motor vehicles and people in Africa, 1890 2000. Leiden/Boston: Brill, pp. 253-293. [pdf]
   
2009 Listening: Friendship according to Kwame Opoku. In: Sjaak van der Geest & Marian Tankink (eds) Theory and action: Essays for an anthropologist. Amsterdam: 203-209.[pdf]
   
2007 Life after dark in Kwahu-Tafo, Ghana. Etnofoor 20(2): 23-39.[pdf]
   
2007 Fifty years in Kwahu-Tafo: Memories and reflections of an anthropologist. Ghana Studies 10: 65-88.[pdf]
   
2007 (with Marcel J. H. Ariës, Hanneke Joosten & Harry H. J. Wegdam) Fracture treatment by bonesetters in central Ghana: Patients explain their choices and experiences. Tropical Medicine & International Health 12 (4): 564-574.[pdf]
   
2006 Sleeping in Kwahu, Ghana. Medische Antropologie 18 (1): 73-86.[pdf]
   
2004 (with S.A. Chowdhury) Migration and safe childbirth: Perceptions of Ghanaian women in the Netherlands. Cultuur Migratie Gezondheid 3 (4): 14-25. [pdf]
   
2000 Goed en slecht geld: Gesprekken in een Ghanees dorp. Etnofoor 13 (2): 78-88.[pdf]
   
1998 Resettlement / unsettlement in Ghana: Snippets from an anthropological notebook. Ghana Study Council Newsletter Nr 11: 5-7. [text]
   
1987 Living place/loving place: remembering Kwahu.Ghana Newsletter 26/27:23-25. [pdf]
   
1976 Marriage in Kwahu, Ghana. In: S.A. Roberts (ed) Law and the family in Africa. The Hague/Paris: Mouton, pp. 183-204. (under pseudonym Wolf Bleek)* [pdf]
   
1976 Role relationships between husband and wife in rural Ghana. Journal of Marriage and the Family 38 (3): 572-578. [pdf]
   
1976 Witchcraft, gossip and death: a social drama. Man 12: 526-41.* [pdf]
   
1975 Parents and children in a Kwahu lineage. In: L.E. Engberg (ed) Family welfare and planning. Legon: Institute of African Studies, pp. 30-8.* [pdf]
   
1975 Appearance and reality: The ambiguous position of women in Kwahu, Ghana. In: P. Kloos & K.W. van der Veen (eds) Rule and reality: essays in honour of André J.F. Köbben. Amsterdam: Antropologisch-Sociologisch Centrum, pp. 50-65.[pdf]
   
1972 Geographical mobility and conjugal residence in a Kwahu lineage. Research Review (Ghana) 8 (3): 47-55.[pdf]
   
   
   


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