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Author Grant, Richard, 1964- author

Title Globalizing city : the urban and economic transformation of Accra, Ghana / Richard Grant
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource
Series Space, place, and society
Space, place, and society.
Contents Introduction : globalizing city -- Globalizing from above : foreign companies and corporate spaces -- Globalizing residential spaces : the spread of gated communities -- Globalizing from above and in between : the residential building boom -- In-between globalizing : returnees' networks and spaces -- Globalizing from below : slum dwellers in a globalizing city -- Conclusions
Summary "Globalizing City offers an excellent case study of the complex social and economic dynamics that have transformed Accra, providing an essential guide for studying globalizing cities in general."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-176) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Globalization -- Ghana -- Accra.
Urbanization -- Ghana -- Accra.
Accra (Ghana) -- Economic conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0815650973 (electronic bk.)
9780815650973 (electronic bk.)