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Art of Connection: Risk, Mobility, and the Crafting of Transparency in Coastal Kenya

Dillon Mahoney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292871
eISBN:
9780520966239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292871.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

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 ... More


The Art of Connection: An Introduction

Dillon Mahoney

in Art of Connection: Risk, Mobility, and the Crafting of Transparency in Coastal Kenya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292871
eISBN:
9780520966239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292871.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the research and several of the main characters, their complex ethnic identities, and their struggles connecting to the global crafts business at a time of economic change in ... More


From Ethnic Brands to Fair Trade Labels

Dillon Mahoney

in Art of Connection: Risk, Mobility, and the Crafting of Transparency in Coastal Kenya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292871
eISBN:
9780520966239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292871.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the strategies and aspirations of Kenyan traders and the realities of connecting to the global economy have shaped the aesthetics and meanings of Kenyan arts and crafts. ... More


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