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Department of Anthropology

Academic Staff

Professor Gina Porter - all publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Porter, G. (2014). Exploring collaborative research methodologies in the pursuit of sustainable futures. In Sustainable development: an appraisal from the Gulf Region. Sillitoe, P. Oxford: Berghahn. 19: 419-435.
  • Porter, G., Heslop, A., Bifandimu, F., Sibale, E., Tewodros, A. & Gorman, M. (2014). Exploring intergenerationality and ageing in rural Kibaha, Tanzania: methodological innovation through co-investigation with older people. In Intergenerational space. Vanderbeck, R. & Worth, N. London: Routledge. 259-272.
  • Porter, G. (2013). Urban transport in Cape Coast, Ghana: A social sustainability analysis. Case study prepared for UNHabitat Sustainable Urban Transport: Global Report on Human Settlements 2013. In Global report on Human Settlements: Sustainable Urban Transport:. UNHabitat
  • Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Abane, A. Robson, E. Munthali, A., Mashiri, M., Tanle, A., Maponya, A. & Dube, S. (2012). Perspectives on Young People’s Daily Mobility, Transport and Service Access in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Mobilities: new perspectives on transport and society. Grieco, M. & Urry, J. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. 65-90.
  • Hampshire, K., Porter, G. , Kilpatrick, K. Kyei, P., Adjaloo, M. & Oppong, G. (2011). Bridging the Child Right gap in a refugee context: survival strategies and impact on inter-generational relations. In Children’s rights in Ghana: reality or rhetoric?. Ame, R., Agbenyiga, D. & Apt, N. Lexington. 59-73.
  • Porter, G., Abane, A., Blaufuss, K. & Owusu Acheampong, F.O. (2011). Children’s rights, mobility and transport in Ghana: access to education and health services. In Children’s rights in Ghana: reality or rhetoric?. Ame, Robert Kwame, Agbényiga, DeBrenna LaFa & Apt, Nana Araba Lanham: Lexington Books. 113-128.
  • Hampshire, K., Porter, G., Kilpatrick, K., Kyei, P., Adjaloo, M. & Oppong, G. (2011). The search for belonging: youth identities and transitions to adulthood in an African refugee context. In Geographies of Children, Youth and Families. Holt, L. Routledge. 83-94.
  • Lyon, F. & Porter, G. (2010). Evolving institutions of trust: personalized and institutional bases of trust in Nigerian and Ghanaian food trading. In Organizational trust: a cultural perspective. Saunders, M.N.K., Skinner, D., Dietz, G., Gillespie, N. & Lewicki, R.J. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 255-278.
  • Porter, G., Blaufuss, K. & Owusu Acheampong, F. (2010). Filling the family's transport gap in sub-Saharan Africa: young people and load carrying in Ghana. In Geographies of children, youth and families: an international perspective. Holt, L. London: Routledge. 189-202.
  • Porter, G. (2009). Children, (im)mobility and transport in sub-Saharan Africa: implications for meeting the MDGs. In Africa, transport and the Millennium Development Goals: Achieving an Internationally Set Agenda. Grieco, M., Ndulo, M., Bryceson, D., Porter, G. & McCray, T. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. 177-195.
  • Porter, G., Lyon, F. & Potts, D. (2009). Urban food supply in sub-Saharan Africa in the twenty-first century: the role of trading and market institutions. In Macromarketing – a global focus: Marketing systems, societal development, equity & poverty. Shapiro, S.J., Tadajewski, M. & Schultz, C.J. Sage. 220-243.
  • Townsend, J., Mawdsley, E. & Porter, G. (2008). Development hegemonies and local outcomes: Women and NGOs in low income countries. In Globalization: Theory and Practice. Kofman, E. & Youngs, G. London: Continuum. 87-97.
  • Porter, G. & Lyon, F. (2006). Social capital as culture? Promoting cooperative action in Ghana. In Culture and development in a globalizing world: geographies, actors, and paradigms. Radcliffe, S.A. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 150-169.
  • Lyon, F. & Porter, G. (2005). The social relations of economic life and networks of civic engagement: social capital and targeted development in West Africa. In West African worlds: local and regional paths through development, modernity and globalisation. Cline-Cole, R. & Robson, E. London: Pearson Education.
  • Townsend, J., Mawdsley, E. & Porter, G. (2003). Development hegemonies and local outcomes: women and NGOs in low-income countries. In Globalization: theory and practice. Koffman, E. & Youngs, G. London: Continuum.
  • Townsend, J., Mawdsley, E. & Porter, G. (2002). Challenges for NGOs. In The Arnold Companion to Development Studies. Desai, V. & Potter, R. London: Arnold.
  • Porter, G. (1999). Methodes de terrain pour l'etude du role des marches ruraux periodiques dans les pays en developpement. In Prix, produits et paysans: methode pour analyser la commercialisationa agricole dans les pays en developpement. Scott, G. & Griffon, D. Karthala.
  • Porter, G., Young, E., Dzietror, A. & Awumbila, M. (1999). Participatory and interdisciplinary research in practice: a case study from coastal Ghana. In Natural Resource Management in Ghana and its socio-economic context. Blench, R Overseas Development Institute. 178-190.
  • Porter, G. (1995). Adapting to environment and market: trade and marketing in northern Nigeria. In People and environment in Africa. Binns, J.A. Wiley.
  • Porter, G. (1995). Field method for exploring the role of the indigenous rural periodic market in developing countries. In Prices, products and people: analysing agricultural markets in developing countries. Scott, G. Lynne Rienner.
  • Porter, G. (1990). Retailing in northern Nigeria: patterns of continuity and change. In Retailing environments in developing countries. Findlay, A.M., Paddison, R. & Dawson, J.A. Routledge. 66-86.
  • Porter, G. (1990). Trade and inequality in Borno, north-east Nigeria. In Inequality and development: case studies from the Third World. Swindell, K., Mortimore, M. & Baba,J. MacMillan. 331-355.

Conference Proceeding

  • Porter, G. & Blaufuss, K. (2002). Children, transport and traffic in Ghana. International Workshop on children and traffic, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Porter, G. (1998). Linking the global and the local: marketing and production issues in the Brazilian sugar industry. Proceedings of the 6th International conference on marketing and development, Black sea university, Mangalia, Romania, International society for marketing and development.
  • Clark, S., Foster-Smith, R. & Porter,G. (1997). A systems approach to the development of a management information system for the coastal ecosystem of Ghana. International seminar on the coastal zone of West Africa, Accra, Ghana, Penshaw Press, Sunderrland, Mass.
  • Armah, A.K., Clark, S. & Porter, G. (1997). Coping responses and strategies in the coastal zone of south-east Ghana: a case study in the Anloga area. International seminar on the coastal zone of West Africa, Accra, Ghana, Penshaw Press, Sunderrland.
  • Porter, G. (1996). Marketing, geography and qualitative research in developing areas. Marketing issues in a new era, University of Indiana, American Marketing Association.
  • Nevett, T. & Porter, G. (1996). Perspectives on geography and advertising. American Marketing Association winter conference: marketing issues in a new era, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
  • Porter, G. (1995). Marketing Transkei's agricultural produce: challenges of integration in the new South Africa. 5th International conference on marketing and development, Beijing.
  • Porter, G. (1994). Women in the market place: case studies from northern Nigeria. International conference on women and public space, Athens National Technical University, Greece.
  • Porter, G. (1993). Changing accessibility and reorganisation of rural markets in Nigeria. 4th International conference on marketing and development, San Jose, Costa Rica.

Edited book

  • Porter, Gina, Townsend, Janet & Hampshire, Kate (2014). Children and young people as knowledge producers. London: Routledge.
  • Grieco, M., Ndulo, M., Bryceson, D., Porter, G. & McCray, T. (2009). Africa, transport and the Millennium Development Goals: achieving an internationally set agenda. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Fernando, P. & Porter, G. (2002). Balancing the load: women, gender and transport. London: Zed Books.

Edited Journal

Journal Article

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Porter, G. & Mawdsley, E. (2008). Mobility and development. Geography Review 21(4): 16-18.
  • Porter, G. (1998). Off-road trading: some perspectives from Africa. Appropriate Technology 25(2): 7-9.

Other (Print)

  • Porter, G. & Acheampong Owusu, F. (1999). A gazetteer of markets and roads serving Gomoa district. pp. 27.
  • Porter, G. (1999). A literature and archival review of crop marketing and market accessibility issues with particular reference to Central Region, Ghana. 46pp.
  • Porter, G. (1999). Access to marekting opportunities in Ghana's off-road communities: a review of constraints and potential interventions in Ghana and Assin districts, Central Region. 70 pp.
  • Porter, G. (1999). Access to market opportunities in Ghana's off-road communities: interim reports on fieldwork in Ghana: nos 1-3. 20pp.
  • Porter, G. (1999). Final technical report: access to market opportunities in Ghana's off-road communities.
  • (1999). Workshop proceedings: Access to market opportunities in Ghana's off-road communities. pp. 40.
  • Porter, G., Young, E., Dzietror, A. & Awumbila, M. (1998). Participatory approaches to the management of the coastal zone ecosystem in Ghana: Vol 2: database for Dangbe East, Gomoa and Keta districts, with an introduction by G. Porter. pp. 250.
  • Porter, G. (1998). Participatory approaches to the management of the coastal zone ecosystem in Ghana. Vol 1: final summary report to the UK DFID. pp. 30.
  • Young, E., Porter, G., Awumbila, M. & Dzietror, A. (1998). Participatory GIS case studies. Case 3, Annex 3 of S. Luque, Use of geographic information systems for mineral resources and environmental management. Case 3, Annex 3.
  • Porter, G. (1998). Resource endowment, access and management in coastal Ghana: archival sources. pp. 26.
  • Porter, G. (1998). Small-scale industry based on grasses, reed and palm products in coastal Ghana. pp. 14.
  • Porter, G. (1997). Participatory approaches to the management of the coastal zone ecosystem in Ghana. Interim report no. 2.
  • Porter, G. (1997). Participatory approaches to the management of the coastal zone ecosystem in Ghana. Interim report.
  • Porter, G. (1997). Participatory approaches to the management of the coastal zone ecosysteme in Ghana. Interim report no. 7.
  • Porter, G. (1997). Research in the coastal zone ecosystem of Ghana: a position paper. pp. 68.
  • Clark, S., Foster-Smith, R., Porter, G., Young, E., Armah, A. Dzietror, A. & Awumbila, M. (1996). A management information system for the coastal zone ecosystem of Ghan: its application to planning and developing multiple resource use strategies, vol 1.
  • Clark, S., Foster-Smith, R. Porter, G., YOung, E., Armah, A., Dzietror, A. & Awumbila, M. (1996). A management information system for the coastal zone ecosystem of Ghan: its application to planning and developing multiple resource use strategies, vol 2.
  • Porter, G. & Dzietror, A. (1996). Decentralization at the Environmental Progtection Agency: a review. A management information system for the coastal zone ecosystem of Ghan: its application to planning and developing multiple resource use strategies, vol 2..
  • Porter, G. (1996). Participatory approaches to environmental resource management issues in coastal Ghana: review and prospect of a programme. A management information system for the coastal zone ecosystem of Ghan: its application to planning and developing multiple resource use strategies, vol 2..
  • Porter, G. (1976). Agriculture: contributions to the surveys and planning reports prepared by Max Lock Group [Nigeria] for the North East State Government, Nigeria [limited circulation].
  • Porter, G. (1976). Forestry: contributions to the surveys and planning reports prepared by Max Lock Group [Nigeria] for the North East State Government, Nigeria [limited circulation].
  • Porter, G. (1976). Fuel supply: contributions to the surveys and planning reports prepared by Max Lock Group [Nigeria] for the North East State Government, Nigeria [limited circulation].

Report

Working Paper

  • Porter, G. (1993). Rural fuel supply and sales on the Jos Plateau [Part II of Fuelwood Studies]. Interim report no. 37.
  • Porter, G. (1992). Food marketing and urban food supply on the Jos Plateau. Interim report no. 29.
  • Porter, G. (1992). Rural markets on the Jos Plateau [incorporating a gazetteer]. Interim report no. 31. .
  • (1991). Barley cultivation for beer on the Jos Plateau: agricultural innovation as a response to structural adjustment. Interim report no. 20.
  • Porter, G. (1991). The Derwentside project, 1989-1991: Department of Geography, University of Durham. Report to Enterprise in Higher Education, September 1991.