Marginal Gains: Monetary Transactions in Atlantic Africa

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In America, almost all the money in circulation passes through financial institutions every day. But in Nigeria's "cash and carry" system, 90 percent of the currency never comes back to a bank after it's issued. What happens when two such radically different economies meet and mingle, as they have for centuries in Atlantic Africa? The answer is a rich diversity of economic practices responsive to both local and global circumstances. In Marginal Gains , Jane I. Guyer explores and explains these often bewildering practices ...

Marginal Gains: Monetary Transactions in Atlantic Africa 2004, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226311166

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Marginal Gains: Monetary Transactions in Atlantic Africa 2004, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226311159

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