Changing Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Ghana

  • Samuel Agyei-Mensah
  • Joseph Atsu Ayee
  • Abena D. Oduro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Joseph R.A. Ayee, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Abena D. Oduro
    Pages 1-10
  3. Daniel E.K. Baku, Nana Yaw B. Sapong, Cyrelene Amoah-Boampong
    Pages 33-49
  4. Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Joseph A. Yaro, Joseph Mensah
    Pages 51-74
  5. Ama de-Graft Aikins, Angela L. Ofori-Atta, Adote Anum, Vivian A. Dzokoto
    Pages 75-93
  6. Akosua Darkwah, Steve Tonah, Max Assimeng
    Pages 95-112
  7. L. Boakye-Yiadom, William Baah-Boateng, Abena D. Oduro
    Pages 135-158
  8. Joseph R. A. Ayee, Maame A. A. Gyekye-Jandoh
    Pages 159-192
  9. Linda Darkwa, Philip Attuquayefio
    Pages 193-207
  10. Abena Animwaa Yeboah, Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Maame Kyerewaa Brobbey
    Pages 285-312
  11. Yaw Oheneba-Sakyi, Olivia Adwoa Tiwaah Frimpong Kwapong, Samuel Kofi Badu-Nyarko, Michael Ayittey Tagoe
    Pages 313-333
  12. Joseph R. A. Ayee, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Abena D. Oduro
    Pages 335-336
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 337-347

About this book


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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Agyei-Mensah
    • 1
  • Joseph Atsu Ayee
    • 2
  • Abena D. Oduro
    • 3
  1. 1.Geog. & Res. DevelopmentUniversity of GhanaLegonGhana
  2. 2.MountCrest University CollegeAccraGhana
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsUniversity of GhanaLegonGhana

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8714-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8715-4
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