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Title:Home-town: a study of an urban centre in southern Ghana
Author:Middleton, JohnISNI
Year:1979
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:49
Issue:3
Pages:246-257
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:urban society
towns
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1159557
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1979-049-00-000021
Abstract:The author considers some aspects of one urban centre in Ghana, Akropong-Akwapim, and tries to answer the question of why the town continues to be so important in the lives of its people, who regard it as their 'home-town' (as they say), whether they actually live in it or not. In crude economic and political terns (such as are loved by 'planners') it may appear outdated and no longer an independent unit. Yet it continues to be important, the scene of great annual festival, and the focus of clan and family life. Sections: The town and its setting - Land and cocoa - The network of migration - Home-town, 'custom' and moral community. Map, notes, ref.
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