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African Market Women

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<P>In these lively life stories, women market traders from Ghana comment on changing social and economic times and on reasons for their prosperity or decline in fortunes. Gracia Clark shows that market women are intimately connected with economic policy on a global scale. Many work at the intersection of sophisticated networks of transnational commerce and migration. They have dramatic memories of independence and the growth of their new nation, including political rivalries, price controls, and violent raids on the market. The experiences of these women give substance to their reflections on globalization, capital accumulation, colonialism, technological change, environmental degradation, teenage pregnancy, marriage, children, changing gender roles, and spirituality. Clark's commentary illuminates the complex historical and cultural setting of these deeply revealing lives.</P>
<P>Acknowledgments</P><P>Introduction: Trading Lives<BR>1. Abenaa Adiiya<BR> Portrait: An Adventurer on the Road<BR> Story: Patience and Pleading<BR>2. Maame Kesewaa<BR> Portrait: A Quiet Saver<BR> Story: Someone Has Set Herself a Goal<BR>3. Madame Ataa<BR> Portrait: A Good Citizen<BR> Story: A Man Would Marry You Properly<BR>4. Amma Pokuaa<BR> Portrait: A Market Daughter<BR> Story: All of Them Depend upon Me<BR>5. Auntie Afriyie<BR> Portrait: A Shrewd Dealer<BR> Story: If You Have Wisdom, You Can Do Many Jobs<BR>6. Sister Buronya<BR> Portrait: An International Observer<BR> Story: If I Had Money, I Would Go<BR>7. Maame Nkrumah<BR> Portrait: A Grateful Sister<BR> Story: She Has Cared For Me and My Children<BR>Conclusion: Little by Little</P><P>Appendix<BR>Glossary<BR>Notes<BR>References<BR>Index</P>

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Published 08 March 2010
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EAN13 9780253027443
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