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The Resource Market encounters : consumer cultures in twentieth-century Ghana, Bianca Murillo

Market encounters : consumer cultures in twentieth-century Ghana, Bianca Murillo

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Market encounters : consumer cultures in twentieth-century Ghana
Title
Market encounters
Title remainder
consumer cultures in twentieth-century Ghana
Statement of responsibility
Bianca Murillo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the state violence of the 1970s, in a work of depth and interdisciplinary finesse. Murillo brings shop floor 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 to Africans when they are incorporated into global markets. In foregrounding people over objects, Market Encounters is a refreshing departure from the conventional focus on the social meaning of things. By emphasizing the centrality of human relationships to Ghana's economic past, Murillo introduces a radical rethinking of consumption studies from an African-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.--
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Murillo, Bianca
Dewey number
381.309667
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New African histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumers
  • Ghana
Label
Market encounters : consumer cultures in twentieth-century Ghana, Bianca Murillo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Consuming histories and creating economies -- A door "wide open" imagining Gold Coast markets -- "We cannot afford to be fooled." African intermediaries on shifting commercial terrain -- "In time for independence." Kingsway Department Store, modernity, and the new nation -- "Shop window on the world." Ghana's first international trade fair and the politics of wealth and accumulation -- "Power to the people." Militarization of the market and the war against profiteers -- Afterword: From structural adjustment to shopping malls
Control code
ocn982091460
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780821422885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982091460
Label
Market encounters : consumer cultures in twentieth-century Ghana, Bianca Murillo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Consuming histories and creating economies -- A door "wide open" imagining Gold Coast markets -- "We cannot afford to be fooled." African intermediaries on shifting commercial terrain -- "In time for independence." Kingsway Department Store, modernity, and the new nation -- "Shop window on the world." Ghana's first international trade fair and the politics of wealth and accumulation -- "Power to the people." Militarization of the market and the war against profiteers -- Afterword: From structural adjustment to shopping malls
Control code
ocn982091460
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780821422885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982091460

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