Call for Papers

Digital Work and Labor in the New Economy

Call for Papers to be Published in Research in the Sociology of Work

Editors: Anne Kovalainen, University of Turku
and Steven Vallas, Northeastern University

In recent years, digital technologies have enveloped virtually all forms of economic activity. Smart phones have carried the demand for labor into almost everyone’s pocket or purse. The platform economy has remade the structural contexts in which transport work, cleaning, and casual work as a whole are performed. Careers are now established or maintained (or derailed) via LinkedIn. And the job search process has rendered the paper resume a quaint relic from the past. All this signals a profound transformation in the very underpinnings of economic life. Continue reading “Call for Papers”

Precarious Work: Causes, Characteristics, Consequences

v. 31 of Research in the Sociology of Work
Forthcoming, December 2017

Edited by Arne L. Kalleberg and Steven Vallas

Contents

Precarious Work: Theory, Research, and Politics
Arne L. Kalleberg and Steven P. Vallas

Part I. Theory and Method

Precarious work, regime of competition and the case of Europe
Valeria Pulignano

Classification Struggles in Semi-Formal and Precarious Work: Lessons from Inmate Labor and Cultural Production
Michael Gibson-Light 

Non-Standard Employment and Subjective Insecurity: How Can We Capture Job Precarity Using Survey Data?
Anna Kiersztyn

Part II. Precarity in the United States

 Bad Jobs in a Troubled Economy: The Impact of the Great Recession in America’s Major Metropolitan Areas
Michael Wallace and Joonghyun Kwak

Hackathons as Co-optation Ritual: Socializing Workers and Institutionalizing Innovation in the New Economy
Sharon Zukin and Max Papadantonakis

A Racial-Gender Lens on Precarious Employment
Enobong Hannah Branch and Caroline Hanley

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V. 30, Research in the Sociology of Work

Emerging Conceptions of Work, Management, and the Labor Market


v. 30, Research in the Sociology of Work

Table of Contents

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AS LABOR MARKET INTERMEDIARIES: DOUBLE-EDGED EXPOSURES, NEW INEQUALITIES AND DISCIPLINE

Ofer Sharone

RACE, RECESSION, AND SOCIAL CLOSURE IN THE LOW-WAGE LABOR MARKET: EXPERIMENTAL AND OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE

Michael Vuolo, Christopher Uggen, and Sarah Lageson

WORKFORCE DOWNSIZING AND SHAREHOLDER VALUE ORIENTATION AMONG EXECUTIVE MANAGERS AT LARGE U.S. FIRMS

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RSW Volume 29

 


Papers address timely themes, such as:

  • montage_3_web-smallHow workers respond to identity threats
  • The effect of workplace authority on political attitudes
  • The transformation of upscale service work
  • The work situations of data analytics employees
  • Sexual identity and workplace culture in performative environments
  • Gender differences in the link between precarious work and substance abuse

Authors include Julie Kmec, Robin Leidner, Vincent Roscigno, Sheryl Skaggs, George Wilson and many other scholars.

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