Social Structure of Ghana: A Study in Persistence and Change


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When Social Structure of Ghana was first published in 1981, it became the only comprehensive and sociological attempts to examine the institutional framework of the entire Ghanaian society. It still is. In this 1999 edition, the author updates most of the data on Ghana, and analyses in greater detail some of the issues raised therein. These issues include the military in politics, religious sectarianism, social problems, educational reforms and the world of work, and the shifting loyalties of Ghanaians to kin groups, tribes and the nation.

As the twentieth century comes to a close, this book probably represents the last major publication on Ghana that analyses the country’s human and material resources for confronting the challenges of the next century.

The book will continue to be useful for studies in sociology, ethnography, political science, African studies, medical sociology value systems, nursing and social work.

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Max Assimeng

Max Assimeng was educated at the Universities of Ghana and Oxford. With profound interest in demography and social psychology as an undergraduate, his interests shifted to sociological theories during graduate studies. He eventually specialized in the sociology of religion.

The author has, since 1968, taught largely at the University of Ghana, earning a full professorship in 1987. He has published widely on key sociological questions. His recent books include Saints and Social Structures (1986), Religion and Social Changes in West Africa (1989), and Foundation of African Social Thought (1997). He has also edited the Legon Observer (1969-71), Ghana Journal of Sociology (1970-75) and Ghana Social Science Journal (1971-98).

Professor Assimeng was elected to Fellowship of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992. He later became the Honorary Secretary of the Academy.

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