Market Imaginary

by Joanna Grabski

Published by: Indiana University Press

  • DVD video
  • 9780253013965
  • Published: November 2013


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Dakar's famous Colobane market is characterized by the saying, "You can find anything in the world at Colobane Market." This DVD explores the market in relation to its neighborhood, the city, and the human imagination. The objects populating the stalls—used clothing, shoes, watches, radios, and cell phones—oblige the eye and the imagination, inviting visitors to speculate about the networks and histories that have brought these people and these objects together in this place. A 53-minute film, Market Imaginary explores an alternative world of commerce and the possibilities it offers for the transformation of secondhand goods.