Subject: 200 | DT Africa | HC Economic History and Conditions | 8580
African economies have long been a matter of concern to anthropologists, not least in the pages of Africa. These economies are situated, somewhat contradictorily, between global settings of financialized capitalism on the one hand and impoverished local arenas where cas... View more
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