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Book Chapter

By Bill Maurer
Published: 14 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375173-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... inspired the development of mobile money services. This chapter provides an account of airtime as a form of money, and considers the regulations and risks around mobile money. mobile phone airtime mobile money regulation risk ...
Book Chapter

By Bill Maurer
Published: 14 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... M-Pesa mobile money money disruptors telecommunications money ...
Published: 14 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375173-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... is a mobile money service that allows everyday Kenyans to send small amounts of money to one another via their mobile phones. Mobile money services like M-Pesa inspire dreams of digital payments as well as positive social and economic benefits of going cashless. This chapter situates the book in light...
Book Chapter

By Bill Maurer
Published: 14 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... mobile phone airtime mobile money regulation risk ...
Book Chapter

By Bill Maurer
Published: 14 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... mobile phone M-Pesa mobile money use case ...
Published: 14 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375173-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... Since the mobile phone was the first technology in recent times to truly disrupt money—Kenya’s M-Pesa service having taken the country by storm—this chapter looks at what people do with phones besides make calls and send text messages. Understanding the use cases of the mobile phone was central...
Published: 14 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375173-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... necessary for money, using mobile money as a case in point. origin of money evolution barter complementary currencies infrastructure ...
Book Chapter

By Bill Maurer
Published: 14 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375173-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... What is money? This chapter provides an overview of classic and contemporary theories, and shifts the focus to where is money, and when is money? In introducing how the mobile phone became a key site for innovation in money, it suggests we learn from research into the diverse uses of the mobile...
Book Chapter

By Bill Maurer
Published: 14 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... mobile phones money non-economic uses of money monetary ecologies and repertoires ...
Published: 14 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375173-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... When we choose one form of money over another, hand over a debit card or pay by mobile phone, we make a political choice, and we participate in the making of a community. By exploring people’s monetary repertoires, and the use cases for money technologies, we also explore the constitution...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-091
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... distinctive, dense and abstract, suggestive and elusive. Zavaleta wrote his essay “The Masses in November” (1983) in the wake of the powerful general strike called by the Bolivian Workers Central ( cob ) in November 1979. The mobilization brought together mineworkers and Aymara peasant unions...