Money Matters: Instability, Values, and Social Payments in the Modern History of West African Communities

Jane I. Guyer
Pearson Education, 1995 - 331 sider
"By examining currency and value in African communities over the past hundred years, this collection offers a social history of ordinary people's conceptions of money, their innovations in its use, and the interactions between indigenous monetary systems and those emanating from the international arena. The contributors to this volume include British, French, Ghanaian, Nigerian, and American scholars, all recognized specialists in the history, economics, and anthropology of African societies. Money Matters offers an essential complement to the new history of imperialism, suggests fresh ways of analyzing money in those vast areas of the globe outside the centers of financial power, and contributes to a new economic anthropology of West Africa."--BOOK JACKET.

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Jane I. Guyer is an economic anthropologist trained at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Rochester. She has carried out extensive field research in Nigeria and Cameroon and has published widely on changing rural economies, including Family and Farm in Southern Cameroon, Feeding African Cities (an edited collection), and numerous articles. Currently director of the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University, she has held regular faculty positions at Boston University and Harvard University and has also taught in Cameroon.

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