How good do these look? A potentially really important book series:
Dynamics of Virtual Work Book Series Launch
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street, W1B 2HW, London
January 21, 2016, 18:00-20:00
Sponsored by the University of Westminster’s Communications and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), the University of Hertfordshire and Palgrave MacMillan, this event will launch an important new book series.
The Dynamics of Virtual Work series, is edited by Ursula
Huws, Professor of Labour and Globalization at the University of
Hertfordshire and Rosalind Gill, Professor of Cultural and Social
Analysis at City University, this series was developed under the
auspices of COST Action IS 1202.
Technological change has transformed where people work, when, how and with whom. Digitisation of information has altered labour processes out of all recognition whilst telecommunications have enabled jobs to be relocated globally. ICTs have also enabled the creation of entirely new
types of ‘digital’ or ‘virtual’ labour, both paid and unpaid, shifting
the borderline between ‘play’ and ‘work’ and creating new types of
unpaid labour connected with the consumption and co-creation of goods
Aspects of these changes have been studied separately by many
different academic experts however up till now a cohesive overarching analytical framework has been lacking. Drawing on a major, high-profile
COST Action (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Dynamics of Virtual Work, this series will bring together leading international experts from a wide range of disciplines including political economy, labour sociology, economic geography, communications studies, technology, gender studies, social psychology, organisation studies, industrial relations and development studies to explore the transformation of work and labour in the Internet Age. The series will allow researchers to speak across disciplinary boundaries, national borders, theoretical and political vocabularies, and different languages to understand and make sense of contemporary transformations in work and social life more broadly.
The first two volumes in the series are already published, with more in the pipeline.
Digital Labour and Prosumer Capitalism – edited by Olivier Frayssé and Mathieu O’Neil
Reconsidering Value and Labour in the Digital Age – edited by Eran Fisher and Christian Fuchs
The published books will be on sale at the event at a 50% discount and the bookseller will accept cash in British pounds only.*