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The Resource Fast money schemes : hope and deception in Papua New Guinea, John Cox

Fast money schemes : hope and deception in Papua New Guinea, John Cox

Label
Fast money schemes : hope and deception in Papua New Guinea
Title
Fast money schemes
Title remainder
hope and deception in Papua New Guinea
Statement of responsibility
John Cox
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late 1990s and early 2000s a wave of Ponzi schemes swept through Papua New Guinea, Australia, and the Solomon Islands. The most notorious scheme, U-Vistract, attracted many thousands of investors, enticing them with promises of 100 percent interest to be paid monthly. Its founder, Noah Musingku, was a charismatic leader who promoted the scheme as a form of Christian mission and as the basis for establishing an independent kingdom. Fast Money Schemes uses in-depth interviews with investors, newspaper accounts, and participant observation to understand the scheme's appeal from the point of view of those who invested and lost, showing that organizers and investors alike understood the scheme as a way of accessing and participating in a global economy. John Cox delivers a "post-village" ethnography that gives insight into the lives of urban, middle-class Papua New Guineans, a group that is not familiar to US readers and that has seldom been a focus of anthropological interest. The book's concern with understanding the interweaving of morality, finance, and aspirations shared by a global cosmopolitan middle class has wide resonance beyond studies of Papua New Guinea and anthropology
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cox, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Framing the global series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Papua New Guinea
Label
Fast money schemes : hope and deception in Papua New Guinea, John Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studying scams -- The story of U-Vistract -- Money schemes in Melanesia -- Cargo cult mentality -- Plausibility, experimentation, and deception -- U-Vistract and the prosperity gospel -- Negative nationalism and Christian citizenship -- Christian patrons and cosmopolitan sentiments -- "Some of us are fed up of banks!" -- Nationals investing in the global -- Conclusion: disillusionment
Control code
on1035219997
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253035653
Lccn
2018022039
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6n1hfx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035219997
Label
Fast money schemes : hope and deception in Papua New Guinea, John Cox
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studying scams -- The story of U-Vistract -- Money schemes in Melanesia -- Cargo cult mentality -- Plausibility, experimentation, and deception -- U-Vistract and the prosperity gospel -- Negative nationalism and Christian citizenship -- Christian patrons and cosmopolitan sentiments -- "Some of us are fed up of banks!" -- Nationals investing in the global -- Conclusion: disillusionment
Control code
on1035219997
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253035653
Lccn
2018022039
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6n1hfx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035219997

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