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Informal work and digital work in Brazil: different logics of peripheral capitalism
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO  
Author/s: Jacob Carlos Lima, Felipe Rangel 
Year:  2019 Issue: 154 Language: English 
Pages:  19 Pg. 141-159 FullText PDF:  198 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SL2019-154008
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The proposal of this text is to discuss, from the Brazilian context, the complexity present in the historically constructed forms of regulation/deregulation of labour, in which informality - and its combat - were at the centre of development policies and that, later, in a context of transformations of global capitalism, was re-signified as flexible work and entrepreneurship. Specifically, the authors will discuss this process through two categories of workers: workers in informal commerce and digital workers. The argument is that, even in very different categories - one traditionally associated with precarious, unqualified and low paid work and the other expression of modern, specialized and creative work - connections can be drawn between them at the level of the processes of flexibilization and hegemony of the entrepreneurial logic.
Keywords: Digital work, informal commerce, entrepreneurship, informality

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Jacob Carlos Lima, Felipe Rangel, in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 154/2019, pp. 141-159, DOI:10.3280/SL2019-154008

   

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