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Money games : gambling in a Papua New Guinea town

Author: Anthony J Pickles
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2019. ©2019
Series: ASAO studies in Pacific anthropology, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gambling in Papua New Guinea, despite being completely absent prior to the Colonial era, has come to supersede storytelling as the region's main nighttime activity. Money Games is an ethnographic monograph which reveals the contemporary importance of gambling in urban Papua New Guinea. Rich ethnographic detail is coupled with cross-cultural comparison spanning the globe. This anthropological study of everyday  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pickles, Anthony J., author.
Money games
New York : Berghahn Books, 2019
(DLC) 2019015674
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J Pickles
ISBN: 9781789202212 1789202213
OCLC Number: 1066125003
Description: x, 203 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Selected histories --
The pattern changes changes --
The tyranny of denomination --
The fastest money in Goroka --
The big-shots at old slots --
The origin of pooling.
Series Title: ASAO studies in Pacific anthropology, v. 10.
Responsibility: Anthony J. Pickles.

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Since the Colonial era, gambling has come to dominate nighttime activity in Papua New Guinea. This richly detailed ethnography intersects with theories of money, value, play, money, exchange,  Read more...

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