Browsing Faculty Publications - African Studies by Subject "informal economy"

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  • Clark, Gracia (Westview Press, 1988)
    This edited volume shows state authorities struggling with market and street traders over control of the economy and of city space. The introduction considers debates over concepts of informal, illegal and immoral trade, ...
  • Clark, Gracia (University Press of America and The Society for Economic Anthropology, 1989)
    This paper analyses how Asante women trading in the Central Market of Kumasi (Ghana’s second largest city) balance the demands of trading and domestic work upon their time and money. Matriliny and duolocal marriage define ...
  • Clark, Gracia (Westview Press, 1988)
    This chapter centers on Ghana’s 1979 “housecleaning” anti-corruption exercise led by J.J. Rawlings. Intensified price controls legitimated violent attacks on markets and stores, selling off goods at arbitrary low prices ...

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