‘What would happen if you can’t see your money?’: Visibility and the emergent infrastructures of digital money storage in China

@article{Mcdonald2021WhatWH,
  title={‘What would happen if you can’t see your money?’: Visibility and the emergent infrastructures of digital money storage in China},
  author={Tom Mcdonald and Y. Guo},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  year={2021},
  volume={23},
  pages={715 - 731}
}
This article adopts an infrastructural perspective to analyse Chinese migrant factory workers’ conceptions of and approaches towards storing money on digital payment platforms. Scholars studying infrastructural systems have emphasised that such systems generally only become visible upon breakdown. However, this article finds that during the emergence of new infrastructures for monetary storage, existing infrastructures – along with the money stored within them – also become rendered conspicuous… 

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