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Ghana on the Go: African Mobility in the Age of Motor Transportation

Ghana on the Go: African Mobility in the Age of Motor Transportation

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As early as the 1910s, African drivers in colonial Ghana understood the possibilities that using imported motor transport could further the social and economic agendas of a diverse array of local agents, including chiefs, farmers, traders, fishermen, and urban workers. Jennifer Hart's powerful narrative of auto-mobility shows how drivers built on old trade routes to increase the speed and scale of motorized travel. Hart reveals that new forms of labor migration, economic enterprise, cultural production, and social practice were defined by autonomy and mobility and thus shaped the practices and values that formed the foundations of Ghanaian society today. Focusing on the everyday lives of individuals who participated in this century of social, cultural, and technological change, Hart comes to a more sensitive understanding of the ways in which these individuals made new technology meaningful to their local communities and associated it with their future aspirations.



Author: Jennifer Hart
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Published: 10/03/2016
Pages: 264
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.79lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.56d
ISBN: 9780253023070

About the Author

Jennifer Hart is an Assistant Professor of African History at Wayne State University.


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