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This article examines the enormous variety evident in the ‘social life’ of Kenyan khat (miraa) and the role of this variety in the creation and manipulation of value. The article, after a discussion of the literature on value and its relevance to miraa, describes variables used in distinguishing the many different types of miraa, describes how consumers associate themselves with certain varieties and suggests why some varieties are more valued – culturally and economically – than others. The ...

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10.1080/00141840600902737

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Neil Carrier More by this author
Journal:
Ethnos (Journal of Anthropology)
Volume:
71
Issue:
3
Publication date:
2006
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URN:
uuid:e97ddfe5-478a-4a92-8839-37472e417c6d
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13148
Language:
English

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