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Marginal Gains Monetary Transactions in Atlantic Africa

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ISBN-10: 0226311163

ISBN-13: 9780226311166

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jane I. Guyer

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.09" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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.

Introduction: Diversity, Bewilderment, and the Multiplicity of African Money
Conversions: Asymmetrical Transactions
Scales and Tropes
Calculation: Number and Asymmetry
Rank: People and Money
Quality: Commodities and Price
Performances and Repertoires
Volatility: A Performance in Modern Nigeria
Institutions: Repertoires of Financial Option
Balances: Household Budgets in a Ghanaian Study
Conclusions and Directions
Formalities: Fixing Debt and Delay
Bewilderment Revisited