Money Matters: Instability, Values and Social Payments in the Modern History of west African Communities by Jane I. Guyer
Social History Of Africa Series
Heinemann (November 10, 1994)
Soft Cover, 331 pages
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.