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The informal economy and digital labor in the cashless society: a cartography
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO  
Author/s: Francesca Coin, Alberto De Nicola, Spartaco Greppi 
Year:  2019 Issue: 154 Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 31-43 FullText PDF:  169 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SL2019-154002
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Al centro di questa lettura introduttiva c’è la relazione fra tre campi d’analisi distinti: la ricerca sociologica relativa al lavoro digitale e il capitalismo delle piattaforme; la ricerca sociologica relativa alla moneta digitale e la letteratura riguardante il lavoro gratuito e l’economia informale. L’ipotesi è che lo studio congiunto di questi tre settori di ricerca consenta di riconoscere all’interno del più ampio campo della "digitalizzazione" del lavoro e dell’economia, la tendenza alla riconversione di pratiche economiche informali. Questa scelta teorica rimanda alla necessità di comprendere le trasformazioni del lavoro tenendo conto della tendenza diffusa a muovere verso una cashless society, ovvero una società fondata prevalentemente sulle transazioni digitali anziché sul contante. Questo processo di digitalizzazione espone i singoli a una vigilanza digitale che da un lato consente di estrarre dati e valore dai flussi economici e dall’altro permette di controllare e disciplinare i comportamenti dei soggetti che vi prendono parte.
Keywords: Informal economy, digital labour, platform capitalism, cashless society, demonetization, cryptocurrency

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Francesca Coin, Alberto De Nicola, Spartaco Greppi, The informal economy and digital labor in the cashless society: a cartography in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 154/2019, pp. 31-43, DOI:10.3280/SL2019-154002

   

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