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The working class goes to the cyberspace. Platform capitalism beyond the myths of digitization
Journal Title: ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE  
Author/s: Marco Marrone, Gianmarco Peterlongo, Giorgio Pirina 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  25 Pg. 127-151 FullText PDF:  372 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ES2021-001011
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This paper will try to highlight the increasing diffusion of the "myths" of digitization moving from a review of the literature recently formed around platform capitalism. In particular, it will be underlined how the idea of a dematerialized, automated, democratized and ecologically sustainable economy not only fails to grasp the real extent of the transformations taking place, but is functional to allow the increase of the exploitation of labor and nature for which digitization is responsible. Empirical evidence shows that the reality of the transformations taking place is that of an economy increasingly populated by a variety of different geographical contexts, employment conditions and modes of production that are often obscured by narratives promoted by platforms. Therefore, rethinking the boundaries of digitization seems necessary not only to disarticulate its "myths", but also lies at the basis of a possible transformation of its outcomes.
Keywords: Digital Labor, Automation, Socio-materiality, Infrastructures, Ecology
Jel Code: D83, E26, O33

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Marco Marrone, Gianmarco Peterlongo, Giorgio Pirina, The working class goes to the cyberspace. Platform capitalism beyond the myths of digitization in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 1/2021, pp. 127-151, DOI:10.3280/ES2021-001011

   

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