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Author Shipton, Parker MacDonald

Title Credit between cultures : farmers, financiers, and misunderstanding in Africa / Parker Shipton

Publ Info New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  HC59.8 .S55 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxvii, 335 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Yale agrarian studies series
Yale agrarian studies
Note Includes bibliographical references 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
LC subject Economic assistance -- Africa
Poverty -- Africa -- Prevention
Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people) -- Finance
Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people) -- Economic conditions
Economics -- Sociological aspects
ISBN 9780300116038 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300116039 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780300181289 (pbk)