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Lunchtime Seminar - Learning to Gamble in the Pacific Islands

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Before colonialism Pacific people didn’t gamble, but now they have taken to it in a big way. My research investigates this transformation and what it tells us about how non-capitalist economies work, how capitalism takes hold, and how economic ideas can be transformed through transmission. My talk will describe how gambling took off and what it looks like today.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Lunchtime Seminar Series series.

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