Minangkabau Rural Markets

Trade and Traders in West Sumatra, Indonesia

By Nursyirwan Effendi

This book is a study on traditional markets and their functions in the market society of Minangkabau, West Sumatra Indonesia. It contains detailed empirical findings on the forms of marketplaces, trade and traders, local people (mostly peasants) experiences dealing with market situation and the function of local values in the market that is embedded in the Minangkabau culture. The interacting pictures of marketplaces and indigenous social practice within and beyond them are mostly delineated.


168 pages

Publication Date: 7/29/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825843878