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Algorithms That Divide and Unite: Delocalization, Identity, and Collective Action in ‘Microwork’

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Marx posited that labour is "disciplined, united, organized by the very mechanism of the process of capitalist production" (1906: 836-37). The regimented nature of factory work and life in an industrial community provided the material basis for collective action and for the shared identity required to support it. But is this still true of the mechanisms of 21st-century informational capitalism? Castells notes that in informational capitalism, "[t]he work process is globally integrated, but la...

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10.1057/978-1-137-48087-3

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Internet Institute
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Host title:
Space, Place and Global Digital Work
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London
Publication date:
2016-07-15
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826648
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9781137480866
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2018-02-25

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