Varia French Colonial Reading of Ethnographic Research The Case of the “ Desertion ” of the Abron King and its Aftermath *

@inproceedings{Ginio2017VariaFC,
  title={Varia French Colonial Reading of Ethnographic Research The Case of the “ Desertion ” of the Abron King and its Aftermath *},
  author={Ruth Ginio},
  year={2017}
}
  • Ruth Ginio
  • Published 2017
One of the most consequential events of the Vichy period in French West Africa was the “defection” of the Abron King and a large entourage of court members from Côte-d’Ivoire to the British-ruled Gold Coast. This article uses this “affair” as a case study for a broader issue—the relationship between ethnographic research and French colonial policy… CONTINUE READING