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Labor in the Global Digital Economy: The Cybertariat Comes of Age

Author(s) : Ursula Huws ,
Region : South Asia | Language : English | Product Binding : Paper Back | Page No. : 208 | Year : 2016
ISBN : 9789350023525

INR : 295.00

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Ursula Huws examines the way that advanced information and communications technology has opened up new fields of capital accumulation: in culture and the arts, in the privatization of public services, and in the commodification of human sociality by way of mobile devices and social networking. These trends are in turn accompanied by the dramatic restructuring of work arrangements, opening the way for new contradictions and new forms of labor solidarity and struggle around the planet. Labor in the Global Digital Economy is a forceful critique of our dizzying contemporary moment, one that illuminates the entrenched mechanisms of exploitation and control at the core of capitalism. Ursula Huws is Professor of Labour and Globalisation at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, and founder of Analytica Social and Economic Research. She is the author of The Making of a Cybertariat: Virtual Work in a Real World.

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