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From Land to MouthThe Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

From Land to Mouth: The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

Paul Sillitoe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300142266
eISBN:
9780300162950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300142266.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Among the Wola people of Papua New Guinea, using the term “economy” is problematic. Distribution is unnecessary; the producers of everyday needs are the consumers: produce goes largely “from land to ... More

Mortgaging the AncestorsIdeologies of Attachment in Africa

Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Parker Shipton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This interdisciplinary book is about land, belonging, and the mortgage—and how people of different cultural backgrounds understand them in Africa. Drawing on years of ethnographic observation, this ... More

Out of ReachPlace, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State

Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State

Scott W. Allard

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120356
eISBN:
9780300152838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120356.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Sweeping changes in welfare programs since 1996 have transformed the way America cares for its poor. Today, for every dollar spent on cash welfare payments, some twenty dollars are spent on service ... More

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