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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Social Impact of Urbanisation: The Case of Ga Mashie of Accra
Author:Quarcoopome, Samuel S.
Year:1998
Periodical:Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana (ISSN 0855-3246)
Issue:2
Pages:133-146
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ghana
West Africa
Subjects:social change
Ga
kinship
urbanization
Urbanization and Migration
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
sociology
Accra (Ghana)
Social implications
cultural change
Gă (African people)
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41406635
Abstract:In 1887 the British transferred the capital city of Gold Coast from Cape Coast to Accra and introduced a process of urbanization in line with concepts and values completely alien to the traditions and culture of the Ga Mashie, the indigenous inhabitants. This has impacted on the function and structure of the 'wei' (singular 'we'), the lineage or extended family, which is the basic domestic and social unit of Ga Mashie society. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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