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 . Market encounters consumer cultures in twentieth century ghana by bianca murillo by emphasizing the centrality of human relationships to ghanas economic past murillo introduces a radical rethinking of consumption studies from an africa centered perspective. African art and the effects of european contact and colonization the introduction of christianity and the spread of islam in the 19th and 20th century also transformed many african societies and many traditional art practices associated with indigenous religions declined african art and the effects of european contact and colonization . Likewise we cannot ignore either the politics of the state or the social and cultural politics of gender race and generation consumer culture in 20th century ghana was certainly influenced by both forms of politics but it also shaped those politics in profound ways. Kwame nkrumah aftermath western powers disapprove wanted ussr technology in order to diversify the military at least 76 ghanaian officer cadets attended soviet military institutes nkrumah hoped to escape the colonial trade system by reducing dependence on foreign capital
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