Reparación cotidiana: billetes y embrollos materiales de la improvisación y la innovación

Translated title of the contribution: Everyday mundane repair: banknotes and the material entanglements of improvisation and innovation

Sarah Pink, Juan Francisco Salazar, Melisa Duque

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Abstract

This article seeks to contribute to the conceptualization of everyday repair with a focus on banknotes, a ubiquitous and mundane technology in constant need of maintenance and repair. Through a design anthropology approach, we examine how practices of repairing banknotes are entangled with discourses of innovation that manifest in everyday life. This is complemented with a short ethnographic account of how damage, care and repair of banknotes in Chile are articulated through mundane everyday life activities.

Translated title of the contributionEveryday mundane repair: banknotes and the material entanglements of improvisation and innovation
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)458-477
Number of pages20
JournalTapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • banknotes
  • billetes
  • ethnography
  • etnografia
  • etnografía
  • innovación
  • innovation
  • inovação
  • materialidad
  • materialidade
  • materiality
  • notas bancárias
  • Repair
  • Reparación
  • Reparação

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