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Author Mahoney, Dillon, 1980- author

Title The art of connection : risk, mobility, and the crafting of transparency in coastal Kenya / Dillon Mahoney
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 251 pages) : illustrations
Contents The art of connection : an introduction -- Mombasa marginalized : claims to land and legitimacy in a tourist city -- Curio traders versus the state -- Negotiating informality in Mombasa -- New mobilities, new risks -- Crafting ethical connection and transparency in coastal Kenya -- From ethnic brands to fair trade labels
Summary The Art of Connection narrates the individual stories of artisans and traders of Kenyan arts and crafts as they overcome the loss of physical access to roadside market space by turning to new digital technologies to make their businesses more mobile and integrated into the global economy. Bringing together the studies of globalization, development, art, and communication, the book illuminates the lived experiences of informal economies and shows how traders and small enterprises balance new risks with the mobility afforded by digital technologies. An array of ethnic and generational politics h
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Artisans -- Kenya -- Mombasa.
Business communication -- Kenya -- Mombasa.
Digital communications -- Kenya -- Mombasa.
Handicraft -- Technological innovations -- Kenya -- Mombasa.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016035376
ISBN 0520966236 (electronic bk.)
9780520966239 (electronic bk.)
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