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Art of Connection – Risk, Mobility, and the Crafting of Transparency in Coastal Kenya - California Scholarship Online
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Art of Connection: Risk, Mobility, and the Crafting of Transparency in Coastal Kenya

Dillon Mahoney


The Art of Connection narrates the individual stories of artisans and traders of Kenyan arts and crafts as they struggled to 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. The book illuminates the lived experiences of marginalized Kenyan businesspeople struggling in the shadow of the country’s international tourism to balance new risks with new types of mobility. These new strategies are balanced against older models of development based on the co-operative industr ... More

Keywords: globalization, risk, mobility, transparency, tourist art, digital technology, informal economy, ethnicity, fair trade, Kenya

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520292871
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520292871.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dillon Mahoney, author
University of South Florida