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Aaron R. Denham

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Aaron Denham is an American author and anthropologist. His work has been published in journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Transcultural Psychiatry, Ethos, and Ghana Studies. Denham won the 2016 Boyer Prize for Contributions to Psychoanalytic Anthropology. Originally from Idaho, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta. Denham’s first book, 'Spirit Children: Illness, Poverty, and Infanticide in Northern Ghana,' was published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He is currently writing a book-length selection of essays on fieldwork and identity in Ghana. Denham lives in Sydney, Australia where he is a senior lecturer at Macquarie University and the director of the Development Studies Program.

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My latest article was accepted for publication in Current Anthropology. It has been a long ten years in the making. Infanticide, Oedipus, projection, family conflict, scapegoats, and narcissistic injury–all the makings of a good drama. I’ll be posting a link to it after some final edits. For now, the abstract (summing up the 12,000 word behemoth) and part of the introduction:

 

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