Death rituals as a livelihood strategy among the Asante in Ghana

2020-12-29 11:55:42 Viewed: 651 Downloads: 852
  • Death rituals as a livelihood strategy among the Asante in Ghana

      Victor Selorme Gedzi, George M. Bob-Milliar and Seth Tweneboah

     Publisher: Journal of Indigenous and Shamanic Studies

    Pub: 2020-12-29 11:55:42

    Email it to me(Requires login) Download this PDF file
  • This study analysed the harnessing of ritual observances of death as part of livelihood strategies among the Asante’s of modern Ghana. It employed qualitative unstructured open-ended interviews supplemented by observation and interpretation of textual materials. Among other things, the findings of the study revealed that funeral celebrations over the years amongst the Asante in Ghana has generated the development of funeral enterprises as permanent or additional source of livelihoods in many communities in Kumasi and its environs. These enterprises have now become stable economic ventures for the owners as well as their employees that contribute to the quality development of many in the society. The study has also discovered that livelihood is not just a matter of gaining a living comprising one’s assets and the activities to which they are put. It also involves how social relations, structures and institutions mediate the interaction of these to achieve a living. The study is significant because, among other things, it has contributed to the existing debates on livelihoods, and the role of religion in development.

    Email it to me(Requires login) Download this PDF file
  • Email it to me(Requires login) Download this PDF file

  • References are not ready for this file yet, please refer to reference from the PDF file

  • Keywords

    Livelihood, Death, Rituals, Asante


Other Informations

Top