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The global value chain of second-hand cars and scraps: an ethnographic account of on-the-ground practices, labour and regulations in Ghana

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The article draws on ethnographic observations of second-hand car and spare-parts traders in Ghana to analyze how these goods are traded over continents and how the value of a car is shaped by grounded practices and categories that I describe. The position of Ghana in this global value chain relies on regulations forged by the alliance between politicians, traders and mechanics of the informal sector, now challenged by manufacturers who promise to contribute to the country's industrialisation...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.11606/0103-2070.ts.2023.204354

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6954-9040
Publisher:
Universidade de Sâo Paulo
Journal:
Tempo Social More from this journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
1
Pages:
67-86
Place of publication:
Brazil
Publication date:
2023-04-28
Acceptance date:
2023-01-31
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ISSN:
1809-4554
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1339423
Local pid:
pubs:1339423
Deposit date:
2023-04-30

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