Making when ends don’t meet: Articulation work and visibility of domestic labor during grassroots innovation.(2019)
Makerspaces, hackathons, and technology incubators are key emerging sites for technical communication practice and research. Yet, little is known about how resource-constrained, non-Western families practice DIY (Do It Yourself). Revisiting craft’s roots in families practicing artisanal trades, I find that the visibility of DIY innovation relies on the infrastructuring of family members who perform articulation work despite tremendous economic risk through traditional and transgressive family and gender roles and identities.
- grassroots innovation,
- global south
Publication DateWinter 2019
Citation InformationPrashant Rajan. "Making when ends don’t meet: Articulation work and visibility of domestic labor during grassroots innovation." (2019)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/prashant-rajan/3/