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Ghana: Africa in the 21st Century

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Key Topics of Study
  • The ways in which Africa is represented in mainstream discourse
  • New and emerging technologies in Ghana and how they are impacting Ghana’s social landscapes
  • Technologies such as social media and money apps, solar energy, and rural and urban water supply systems
  • The impact of new technologies on livelihoods in rural vs. urban Ghana
  • Processes that are simultaneously facilitating and inhibiting technological application
  • How class structure in Ghana is changing and the processes that are driving this change
  • How changing class structure is transforming Accra’s spatial formations and use of public space
  • Changing gender relations and the status of women
  • The ways in which contemporary global power relations are implicated in constructing discourses of despair about Africa and elsewhere
This year, SIT will award nearly $1.3 million in scholarships and grants.

Subjects:

  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Research Study

Required Languages:

English

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