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The article makes a significant contribution to the field of peer production because it situates hacking and making geographically, economically, politically, materially and historically. The five cases are examined in a nuanced manner, and points to diverse framing contingent to each national cultural and socioeconomic context.
A contribution to Global Hacker Studies presenting an eclectic collection of ethnographic snapshots that the authors propose resonate with the idea of “Making Do” rather than making. While making is associated with Western ideas of empowerment, “Making Do” is about positioning oneself vis-a-vis limitations in a particular way.