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"Pogminga" - The "Proper Dagara Woman" : an Encounter between Christian thought and Dagara Concepts

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Behrends, Andrea:
"Pogminga" - The "Proper Dagara Woman" : an Encounter between Christian thought and Dagara Concepts.
In: Journal of Religion in Africa. Vol. 32 (2002) Issue 2 . - pp. 231-253.
ISSN 1570-0666
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/157006602320292924

Abstract in another language

To retain respect among members of their own society, urban professional women originating from northern Ghana maintain a rural concept of proper women. This article explores how, historically, both Catholic missionaries and the Dagara people changed this concept. To the women, the ability to speak their minds and be self-confident, attributes accorded to the concept mainly by the Catholic women's orders, help them in their professional careers. In meetings with their own people, they still know how to revert to the quiet, reserved and humble person that a woman from their home area is supposed to be, at least in public.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Professor Anthropology of Africa > Professor Anthropology of Africa - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andrea Behrends
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > African Studies
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
900 History and geography > 960 History of Africa
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2020 08:35
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 08:35
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/54686