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”