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Exchange: Taro Gardens

Paul Sillitoe

in From Land to Mouth: The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300142266
eISBN:
9780300162950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300142266.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter focuses on one of the tasks that the males in the Was Valley spend time on, namely exchanges. It first looks at the cultivation and taboos of taro, a crop that is a prominent feature in ... More


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