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Published: 14 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375173-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... This chapter presents the diverse use cases for money. “Use case” is a term taken from the technology industry, where scenarios are played out of how a piece of equipment or software might actually work once unpredictable humans are added to the mix. This chapter presents the use cases of money...
Book Chapter

By Bill Maurer
Published: 14 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... use cases for money gifts ritual politics play ...
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: 10.1215/9780822375173-010
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...
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: 10.1215/9780822375173-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... Most people around the world buy airtime for their mobile phones on an as-needed basis, instead of having a subscription to a cellular service. In some parts of the world, people started sending airtime credits to one another as a form of payment. This unanticipated use case of the mobile phone...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... This chapter explores how humanitarianism takes up and is restructured by the demand for metrics in the context of global health, using the experiences of Hesperian Health Guides and their landmark publication, Where There Is No Doctor, as a case study. As global health funders ask for more numbers, they shape...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... sides. Insured villagers save money when purchasing medicines, while the clinic makes money from the transaction. Today, enrollments are up—more than fifty families are insured—but this was not the case in the beginning. This essay follows the ups and downs of the insurance scheme, suggesting reasons...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
...Market Circuits and Enclave Extraction The Villager (el Aldeano) was an anonymous author who gave us some of the most important socioeconomic descriptions of life in early post-independence Bolivia. He was, however, far from being the provincial he claimed to be, explicitly quoting...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-091
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
..., on 22 July, in the midst of a firefight with the army, they were separated from the others. They were then taken captive and interrogated under torture. Thanks above all to Chingolo, who was better informed, the military used them to uncover various caches and documents of the guerrilla at their base...