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Author Murillo, Bianca, author
Title Market encounters : consumer cultures in twentieth-century Ghana / Bianca Murillo
Imprint Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2017]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HC1060.Z9 C64 2017    AVAILABLE    30520020845070
Descript xv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series New African histories
New African histories series
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-220) and index
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
Subject Consumption (Economics) -- Ghana -- History -- 20th century
Consumption (Economics) -- Political aspects -- Ghana
Consumers -- Ghana -- History -- 20th century
Ghana -- Commerce -- History -- 20th century
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