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From land to mouth : the agricultural "economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea highlands / Paul Sillitoe.

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Subject: Agriculture > Economic aspects > Papua New Guinea.
Wola (Papua New Guinean people) > Economic conditions.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780300162950
  • ISBN: 0300162952
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xx, 575 pages) : illustrations, maps 1 online resource (1 videodisc (DVD)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2010]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references pages 529-559) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The agricultural economy -- Economics and the self-interested individual -- Community and the other-interested individual -- Land tenure and the collective-interests individual -- Selection of cultivation sites and individual choice -- The land issue : scarce resource? -- The population issue : too many people? -- Pioneering gardens : men's labor -- Cultivating gardens : women's labor -- The labor question : scarcity of time? -- Exchange : taro gardens -- The exchange economy? -- No economy, no development?
Summary, etc.: Paul Sillitoe offers a comparison of the apparently incomparable: our capitalistic economy with the subsistence-cum-exchange order of the Wola people in the Was Valley.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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