Working online, living offline: Labour in the Internet Age - Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation 7/1 (Paperback)Ursula Huws (editor)
Paperback 162 Pages / Published: 05/09/2013
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It is often argued that 'digital labour' or 'virtual work' is fundamentally different from traditional forms of labour carried out offline, with 'work' and 'play' collapsed together to become 'playbour' and new forms of value creation that do not fit traditional economic models. But however 'immaterial' their labour processes, workers still have bodies that become exhausted and require feeding and housing in the 'real' economy. Drawing on both theoretical and empirical research, this collection takes a critical look at how online work can be theorised and categorised (including revisiting concepts of 'deskilling' developed in the 1970s). It also analyses how the development of online work has meshed with broader trends in organisational restructuring to erode traditional employment norms, time structures and models of behaviour at work, placing new stresses on offline daily life.
Publisher: The Merlin Press Ltd
Number of pages: 162
Weight: 237 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 8 mm
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