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Published by University Press of America, Society for Economic Anthropology in Lanham, MD, [S.l.] .
Written in English


  • Consumers -- Developing countries -- Congresses,
  • Consumption (Economics) -- Developing countries -- Congresses,
  • Households -- Developing countries -- Congresses,
  • Developing countries -- Social conditions -- Congresses

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Henry J. Rutz and Benjamin S. Orlove.
SeriesMonographs in economic anthropology -- no. 6
ContributionsRutz, Henry J., Orlove, Benjamin S., Society for Economic Anthropology (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsHC59.72.C6 S63 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 227 p. :
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20383229M
ISBN 100819173509, 0819173517

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