"informal markets"

Rumors and Collective Sensemaking: Managing Ambiguity in an Informal Marketplace

Rumors are an enduring form of communication across socio-cultural landscapes globally. Counter to their typical negative association, rumors play a nuanced role, helping people collectively deal with problems through constructing a representation of …

Informality and Invisibility: Traditional Technologies as Tools for Collaboration in an Informal Market

This paper explores how actors in local markets in the Global South adapt traditional communication technologies to successfully collaborate to sustain the markets and their business practices. Drawing on ethnographic observations at a local …