Joseph Fosu-Ankrah, Common Grounds: Urban Spaces, Religious Encounters and Intercommunality in Accra's Madina, ca 1800-2020

Joseph Fosu-Ankrah is working on a thesis which examines religious coexistence from a spatial and material dimension in Madina, a multi-religious and multi-ethnic neighbourhood in Accra. The research studies how everyday religious encounters and the everyday sharing of so-called urban or public spaces like the market, the football field and the lorry park by practitioners of Christianity, Islam and ATR shapes their notion of diversity and tolerance, inclusion and exclusion, and how these inform their perceptions and social relations with each other in terms of coexistence. In doing this, he combines both ethnographic fieldwork, archival research and theoretical reflections from a broad multidisciplinary perspective.

This research is part of the The Madina Project.

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Prof. dr. Birgit Meyer, Utrecht University
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