Fb2 Money Matters (Social History of Africa) ePub
by Jane I Guyer
|Author:||Jane I Guyer|
|Publisher:||Heinemann (December 6, 1994)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1282 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1967 kb|
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This text provides a social history of ordinary people's conceptions of money. It examines currency and value in West Africa over the past 100 years.
This text provides a social history of ordinary people's conceptions of money.
Social history of africa. Money matters : instability, values and social payments in the modern. p. cm. - (Social History of Africa). Includes bibliographical references and index.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Series: Social History of Africa. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. ISBN-13: 978-0435089573. JANE I. GUYER is an economic anthropologist trained at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Rochester.
The Journal of African History. London: James Currey; Portsmouth NH: Heinemann, 1995. Pp. xiii + 331. £35 (ISBN 0-85255-665-9); £1. 5, paperback (ISBN 0-85255-615-2).
Jane I. Guyer and Karin Pallaver. The Precolonial History of African Money
Jane I. Subject: Cultural History, Economic History, Political History. The Precolonial History of African Money. The Colonial Period: Indigenous and Colonial Currencies in the Transition. The richness of the topic of money in Africa thereby lies in the empirical methods applied to it, and the findings, through archaeology, the ethnography of crafts, oral histories of local events and processes, linguistic attention to words and numbers, and study of the detailed written records of trade and administration.
The history of money concerns the development of social systems that provide at least one of the functions of money. Such systems can be understood as means of trading wealth indirectly; not directly as with barter. Money is a mechanism that facilitates this process.
Marginal Gains: Monetary Transactions in Atlantic Africa, 2004. Living Tradition in Africa and the Americas: The Legacy of Melville J. & Frances S. Herskovits, 1998 References. a b Reed, Ann M. (May 8, 1998). Guyer: The Contributions of a Scholar".
She shows how that culture actually works in daily practice, addressing both its differing scales of value and the many settings in which it operates, from crisis conditions to ordinary household budgets