Money Matters (Social History of Africa)

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Money Matters (Social History of Africa)

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By examining currency and value in African communities, this collection highlights ordinary people's conceptions of money, their innovations in its use, and the interactions between indigenous and international monetary systems. Money Matters complements the new history of imperialism, suggests fresh ways of analyzing money in developing areas, and contributes to a new economic anthropology of West Africa.

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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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"This collection of essays explores one of the most striking ambiguities of money: its ability both to liberate and enslave.... This is an especially valuable enterprise...."-International Journal of African Historical Studies ?This collection of essays explores one of the most striking ambiguities of money: its ability both to liberate and enslave.... This is an especially valuable enterprise....?-International Journal of African Historical Studies

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