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Between Gifts and Commodities: Commercial Enterprise and the Trader's Dilemma on Wallis ('Uvea)

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dc.contributor.author van der Grijp, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-01T23:23:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-01T23:23:42Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Van der Grijp, P. 2003. Between Gifts and Commodities: Commercial Enterprise and the Trader's Dilemma on Wallis ('Uvea). The Contemporary Pacific 15 (2): 277-307.
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/13738
dc.description.abstract Recently, the model of the trader’s dilemma was developed as an analytical perspective and applied to Southeast Asia. This article seeks to apply the model in Western Polynesia, where many islanders, after earning wages in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, or New Caledonia, return to open a small shop in their home village. Usually, after one or two years of generous sharing, such enterprises have to close down. Here, I analyze this phenomenon through case studies of successful indigenous entrepreneurs on Wallis (‘Uvea), with special attention to strategies they have used to cope with this dilemma.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press
dc.publisher Center for Pacific Islands Studies
dc.subject trade
dc.subject entrepreneurship
dc.subject village shop
dc.subject supermarket
dc.subject gifts
dc.subject Wallis
dc.subject 'Uvea
dc.subject Polynesia
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals.
dc.title Between Gifts and Commodities: Commercial Enterprise and the Trader's Dilemma on Wallis ('Uvea)
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: TCP [The Contemporary Pacific], 2003 - Volume 15, Number 2


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