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Friday 1 November 2013 11:04am

Custom and Change in the Solomon Islands

Ross McDonald

money_makes_you_crazyThe book

The Solomons are a group of islands in the west Pacific where most villages have no road access and no electricity and the modern material world has not fully arrived. In the travel book with a difference, the author visits five communities and listens to people's stories of how they are responding to the temptations of the money from logging, fishing and tourism contracts. In a microcosm, their experience represents the ways in which Western business is affecting traditional ways of life worldwide.

The author

Born in Scotland, ROSS McDONALD teaches business and social issues, business and culture, and the ethics of modern economy, at the University of Auckland. His research work in the Pacific is done through the Mira Szaszy Centre for Maori and Pacific Island Development at the university.

Publication details

Paperback, 96 pages, ISBN 1 877276 44 8, $29.95
Out of print

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