How are global forces impacting on local lifestyles? Where does the personal stand in relation to globalization? Global Forces and Local Life-Worlds explores these questions using a mixture of sociological and anthropological analysis and case study methods. Demonstrating the tensions between retaining cultural integrity in the face of the levelling processes associated with modernity, this book: locates the problems of globalization and localization in the appropriate anthropological and sociological dimensions; examines the relationship between culture and identity; and explores the varieties of modernity.

Structural Change in Western Africa as a Legacy of European Colonialism: The Labour System in Ghana and the Ivory Coast
Structural change in western africa as a legacy of european colonialism: The labour system in Ghana and the ivory coast

Since the 1960s, the phenomenon of social change in the countries of the South has been a particular discussion topic of social scientists. A great variety of approaches can be found. These approaches began in the 1960s with the theories of modernization of Anglo-Saxon origin. In the 1970s, the theories of dependency followed, developed by intellectuals from Latin America. During the same period, theories of structural change and a structural-functionalist approach were developed. In the 1980s, theories began to refer to disconnection or endogenous development, as ...

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