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Market Encounters : Consumer Cultures in Twentieth-Century Ghana - by Bianca Murillo (Hardcover)

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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.

Number of Pages: 232
Genre: History, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: History, Commerce
Series Title: New African Histories
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
Author: Bianca Murillo
Language: English
Street Date: October 16, 2017
TCIN: 52737630
UPC: 9780821422885
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-2123
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