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Dr Anthony J. Pickles: Money Games: Gambling in a Papua New Guinea Town

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Dr Anthony J. Pickles: Money Games: Gambling in a Papua New Guinea Town

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 comparisons which span the globe. This anthropological study of everyday economics in Melanesia thereby intersects with theories of money, value, play, informal economy, social change and leadership.

Publisher: https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/PicklesMoney

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