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Published: 14 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375173-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... This chapter provides an alternative account on the origins of money. It suggests two revisions to the long-held belief that money originated due to the inconveniences of barter. First, money is more properly understood as a recording device than as a valuable token used to equilibrate values...
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By Bill Maurer
Published: 14 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... origin of money evolution barter complementary currencies infrastructure ...
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By Hettie Jones
Published: 23 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374152-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7415-2
...,” wishes Hettie would visit, and she does. When real estate agent with developer visits, she asks for $1 million to move, then next day asks for $1.4 million. Helene laughs. But in narrative Hettie says money can’t buy history, which she prefers to money. Home again, she finds section of original pre-1850...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... of disease attends to healing social relations to cure the body. The therapeutic logic of three dire maladies—infertility, hydropsy, snakebite—is explored to illustrate disease’s social origins and cure. The author ends with a call to global health officials to take seriously local categories of medicine...
Published: 28 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376873-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7687-3
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... a decrease in the demand for goods produced in the country, leading to unemployment and the breakdown of domestic trade. This resulted in a decrease in the money supply as well, since foreign commodities had to be paid for with silver. In the face of these “dire consequences” of economic liberalism...
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By Eric J. Pido
Published: 05 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7312-4
... of a post-Marcos Philippines and the historical evolution of the country’s tourism economy. Originally, the development of tourism in the Philippines was aimed at improving the country’s global reputation during martial law. Eventually, the focus of tourism shifted toward exploiting balikbayans...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-091
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... against the guerrillas. It also confirms his broad regional perspective on the struggle. What is most original is the program’s attention to national cultural concerns, for example, to the right of ethnic groups to exercise a role in democratic governance and to the role of education in native languages...