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Author Shipton, Parker MacDonald.

Title Credit between cultures [electronic resource] : farmers, financiers, and misunderstanding in Africa / Parker Shipton.

Imprint New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxvii, 335 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., map.
Series Yale agrarian studies series
Yale agrarian studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-320) and index.
Contents Introduction: a golden pendulum -- Context for credit : a setting at the source of the Nile -- Three faces of the loan : charity, usury-- and fantasy -- Plans and dreams : an integrated approach on paper -- Lenders and lineages : nepotism as loyalty -- Untying a package deal : borrowing green revolution technology -- Debts and dodges : the moral and the hazard in repayment -- In a white elephant's shadow : reversal and repetition -- Wildfire : tobacco contract farming -- Self-help and the underground : individual incentive and the group guarantee -- Self-help with help : banking between charity and usury -- Crossing back : rethinking credit between cultures.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Economic assistance -- Africa.
Poverty -- Africa -- Prevention.
Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people) -- Finance.
Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people) -- Economic conditions.
Economics -- Sociological aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780300116038 (cloth alk. paper)
0300116039 (cloth alk. paper)
9780300162929 (e-book)

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