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Online, on call: : the spread of digitally-organised just-in-time working and its implications for standard employment models
This article questions whether the dominant policy discourse, in which a normative model of standard employment is counterposed to ‘non-standard’ or ‘atypical’ employment, enables us to capture the diversity of fluid labour ...
Work in the European Gig Economy : Research Results from the UK, Sweden, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy
(Foundation for European Progressive Studies, 2017-11)
New forms of platform employment
(Foundation for European Progressive Studies, 2016-08-01)
Logged labour: : a new paradigm of work organisation?
This essay argues that, during the period following the financial crisis of 2007-8, several different trends, already visible in earlier periods, have converged to create a new pattern of work organisation, a pattern which ...
Saints and sinners : lessons about work from daytime TV
This article looks at the messages given by factual TV programmes to audiences about work, and, in particular, the models of working behaviour that have been presented to them during the period following the 2007-8 financial ...
When Adam blogs : cultural work and the gender division of labour in Utopia
Taking as its starting point the current resurgence of interest in Utopian alternatives to capitalist forms of production, including those based on cultural co-production, this chapter takes a critical look at Utopias, ...
iCapitalism and the Cybertariat Contradictions of the Digital Economy
We have now entered a period…when new waves of commodification set in motion in earlier periods are reaching maturity. The new commodities have been generated by drawing into the market even more aspects of life that were ...
Labor in the global digital economy : The Cybertariat Comes of Age
(Monthly Review Press, 2014-11)
For every person who reads this text on the printed page, many more will read it on a computer screen or mobile device. It’s a situation that we increasingly take for granted in our digital era, and while it is indicative ...
The underpinnings of class in the digital age : living, labour and value
As Marxism has segued in and out of vogue, there is hardly a Marxian concept that has not at some time been questioned as anachronistic, in the light of the transformations in economic and political conditions that have ...