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From Producer-Sellers to Middlemen: Changes in Melanesian Marketplaces

Sharp, Tim


Marketplaces are ubiquitous throughout Melanesia, central to the lives and livelihoods of both rural and urban people. The dynamics of Melanesian marketplaces have changed considerably since their colonial introduction. The most significant has been the change from dominance by producer-sellers — people selling to the consumer produce they themselves have grown — to increasing prominence of intermediaries or 'middlemen' (gender inclusive). This In Brief focuses on growing intermediary...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2014
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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