Basket: 0 items £0.00
Submit an Enquiry or Call Us +44 (0) 1482 384660
Image for Market Encounters : Consumer Cultures in Twentieth-Century Ghana

Market Encounters : Consumer Cultures in Twentieth-Century Ghana

By: Murillo, Bianca

Part of the New African Histories series
0821422898 / 9780821422892
Paperback / softback
381.309667
16/10/2017
2 in stock Need More ?
United States
152 x 229 mm 248 pages
Professional & Vocational  Learn More

In Market Encounters, Bianca Murillo explores the shifting social terrains that made the buying and selling of goods in modern Ghana possible.

Fusing economic and business history with social and cultural history, she traces the evolution of consumerism in the colonial Gold Coast and independent Ghana from the late nineteenth century through to the political turmoil of the 1970s. Murillo brings sales clerks, market women, and everyday consumers in Ghana to the center of a story that is all too often told in sweeping metanarratives about what happens when African businesses are incorporated into global markets.

By emphasizing the centrality of human relationships to Ghana's economic past, Murillo introduces a radical rethinking of consumption studies from an Africa-centered perspective.

The result is a keen look at colonial capitalism in all of its intricacies, legacies, and contradictions, including its entanglement with gender and race.

BIC:

1HFDH Ghana, 3JJ 20th century, HBJH African history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HBTB Social & cultural history

Our price£19.36
RRP £25.99
Save 25.5%
Other Formats