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State aesthetics and meanings of political architecture in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

Gallagher, Julia (2021) State aesthetics and meanings of political architecture in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. Africa at LSE (16 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The contrasting aesthetics of state architecture in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire is more than simply a product of elite decision-making about where and how to build. Citizens living in the capitals of each country use the buildings to describe a very different aesthetic of the state and its relationship to society. In effect, the countries’ divergent developments can be described through their own architectural landscapes.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 15:03
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111984

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