Aesthetics, Statistics, and the Debate Around Ghana’s Middle Class

Recent conversations around Ghana’s growing middle class have elicited excitement, despite the lack of agreement over a definition of what makes the group. For a country with socialist roots, the emergence (or perception) of a class system is at times controversial.
While there is no doubt that class stratification persists in Ghana, a serious inquiry must be made into the question, does a class system actually exist?. This is the question Ms. Rock asks in her paper.

Ms. Joeva Rock is a PhD student at the American University where she focuses on colonial legacies in West Africa specifically in relation to globalization, identity, development, and social movements.

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