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dc.contributor.authorBaker, Bertha Weaneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-23T01:48:00Z
dc.date.available2017-09-23T01:48:00Z
dc.date.issued1953
dc.date.submitted1953
dc.identifier.otherb14792916
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/23885
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe contact of Ashanti with Western Civilization properly dates as far back as the 15th century when the Portuguese explorers went to Africa in search of spices and grain. But the influence which these early transients may have exerted on the Ashanti culture was insignificant when compared with the contact with the British four centuries later. This later contact marked the introduction of various social institutions, including new religious, educational, political and economic institutions. In many instances the new norms produced by them out across traditional kinship obligations and consequently produced new attitudes and values which led to change in the social structure. The primary purpose of this thesis is to formulate certain hypotheses which will explain social interaction. It shall attempt to show the functional relationship between a given economic institution and kinship organization. As an index of Western Civilization. therefore, it shall use only two general characteristics of western economic institutions, competition and individualism. And as an index of culture change it shall use the changing kinship system of the Ashanti society.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.subjectAshanti Empireen_US
dc.subjectEuropean colonialismen_US
dc.subjectGhanaen_US
dc.subjectKinship systemsen_US
dc.titleThe influence of western civilization on Ashanti kinship systemen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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