Ghana Studies Council Call for Papers: “The Nation, Nationalism, and Nation-Building in Nkrumah’s Ghana”
The Ghana Studies Council (GSC) invites proposals for papers to be presented on its sponsored panels at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in San Francisco on November 18-21, 2010. In commemoration of the recent 100th anniversary of Kwame Nkrumah’s birth, this year’s theme for the GSC sponsored panels will be “The Nation, Nationalism, and Nation-Building in Nkrumah’s Ghana.”
In recent years, the study of nationalism and nation-building in Africa has undergone many important changes as scholars have moved away from questions of “What went wrong?” to better understand the varying ways in which Africans understood, engaged, and negotiated the politics of nationalism and nation-building on the continent. The result has been a growing collection of studies that have examined a variety of topics including political activism, education, labor, class formation, ethnicity, youth culture, music, theater, and development, among others. In an effort to better engage Ghana Studies in this scholarship, the GSC thus welcomes papers that cover any of these or other relevant subjects as they pertain to the theme of nationalism and nation-building in Nkrumah’s Ghana.
To submit a proposal, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words and a CV to Jeffrey Ahlman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jennifer Hart (email@example.com) by March 1, 2010.
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