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Strangers and Traders : Yoruba Migrants, Markets and the State in Northern Ghana - Jeremy Eades

Strangers and Traders

Yoruba Migrants, Markets and the State in Northern Ghana

Hardcover

Published: 1st September 1993
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In 1969 when Jeremy Beades arrived in Northern Ghana, there were over 150,000 immigrant Yoruba traders in the state. Holding a dominant position in the country's distribution system, they were the largest single group of immigrant traders in Ghana. "Strangers and Traders" describes their mass migration from Northern Yoruba throughout the 20th century, and the trading strategies contributing to their commercial success. Mixing macro- and micro- level approaches, the book maps case-studies of individuals against larger changes in the Ghanaian economy. It explains why the Yoruba were so successful in accumulating capital and penetrating both rural and urban markets.

Well-written and highlyinformative ! this study is highly recommended to any Africanist who is interested in trade and migration. It will be of interest to a wide audience ofanthropologists, economists, political scientists and politicians.Social Anthropology. An important and useful contribution...should beconsidered must-reading for all those who seek to obtain a betterunderstanding of trade and informal sector labour markets and theirrelationship to ethnicity, economic development and state policies in Ghana Well-written and highlyinformative ! this study is highly recommended to any Africanist who is interested in trade and migration. It will be of interest to a wide audience ofanthropologists, economists, political scientists and politicians.Social Anthropology. An important and useful contribution...should beconsidered must-reading for all those who seek to obtain a betterunderstanding of trade and informal sector labour markets and theirrelationship to ethnicity, economic development and state policies in Ghana

ISBN: 9780748603862
ISBN-10: 0748603867
Series: International African Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 1st September 1993
Publisher: EDINBURGH UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.62