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Currency and conflict in colonial Nigeria

Abstract:

This chapter examines a central theme in Jane Guyer’s analysis of monetary transactions in Atlantic Africa – the implications of money valuation in relation to social order and disorder in Nigeria. It revisits the case of manilla currency exchange that she has discussed extensively in relation to calculation, ranking and political legitimacy (Guyer 2004, 2009). The manilla exchange rate is often ignored as a contributory factor in the various social upheavals of the region in the period befor...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Publisher:
James Currey, Boydell and Brewer Publisher's website
Pages:
72-91
Host title:
Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa: Beyond the Margins
Publication date:
2017-06-01
Source identifiers:
662576
ISBN:
9781787441057
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Deposit date:
2016-11-30

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