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19 Nov

MC Meeting and Public Book Launch, London, 21 January, 2016

November 19, 2015 | By |

The Dynamics of Virtual Work book series. was launched at the University of Westminster,  on January 21st, 2016 following a meeting of the Management Committee.The location was 309 Regent Street, in the heart of London’s West End.

Westminster interior


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More about the book series

To purchase books – special half price offer

Copies of the titles in the series will be available for sale at the event at a specially discounted rate – 50% of the cover price. However for technical reasons, credit card sales cannot be processed and all purchases must be made in cash.

The book series
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 and services.

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 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.

Already Published

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

Coming Soon

Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market – edited by Juliet Webster and Keith Randle

Aesthetic Labour: Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism – edited by Ana-Sofia Elias, Rosalind Gill and Christina Scharff

Space, Place and Global Digital Work – edited by Jörg Flecker

The Policy Implications of Virtual Work – edited by Pamela Meil and Vassil Kirov

The Reinvention of Work – by Dominique Méda and Patricia Vendramin

Language Put to Work – by Enda Brophy