Changing Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Ghana
Agyei-Mensah, Samuel, Ayee, Joseph Atsu, Oduro, Abena D. (Eds.)
2014, XII, 347 p.
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Offers sophisticated perspectives for comparing and appreciating the synergies, differences, trends and nuances among and between the Social Science disciplines
Surveys and assesses the complete range of social sciences as currently taught and practiced in Ghana
Covers Geography, Archeology and Heritage Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Adult Education and more
This book is the first compilation of its kind that brings together discussions of the evolution of scholarship in different branches of the Social Sciences. It presents a comprehensive multi-disciplinary text exploring the changing dynamics of the Social Sciences in Ghana, offering a broader perspective from which to view the evolution, theory, methods, substance and relevance of each of the Social Science disciplines and their multiple interfaces. The introduction and the conclusion are devoted to the theoretical, comparative and empirical debate over the Social Sciences from historical and analytical perspectives.Written by acknowledged experts, the 15 chapters span the following disciplines: Archaeology and Heritage Studies; History; Geography; Psychology; Sociology and Anthropology; Social Work; Economics; Political Science; International Affairs; Information Studies; Communication Studies; African Studies; Development Studies; Women’s and Gender Studies; and Adult and Continuing Education.
Changing Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Ghana offers sophisticated perspectives for comparing and appreciating the synergies, differences, trends and nuances among and between the Social Science disciplines in Ghana, in a holistic and scholarly manner.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Changing dynamics on social sciences in Ghana - Communication theory and methods of inquiry - Development of archaeology and heritage studies - Development of sociology and anthropology - Didactics of international affiars - Evolution and development of development studies - Professional history, scholarship, and public engagement - Psychology in Ghana - Secondary and tertiary education - Social work practice - Vicissitudes of political science - Women's and gender studies