Digital infrastructures, governance, and work transformations

Journal title SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO
Author/s Francesca Musiani
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/163 Language Italian
Pages 20 P. 70-89 File size 234 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2022-163004
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The article provides an overview of the ways in which STS perspectives inspired by infrastructure studies are analysing issues of work transformations in the digital age, and more specifically digital labor. After an introductory part dedicated to the presentation of infrastructure studies as a means of analysing digital infrastruc-tures as governance tools, the article discusses two fields of analysis in which these perspectives cross the interdisciplinary studies of digital work: the understanding of digital labor as "human infrastructure" and the analysis of the phenomenon of "algorithmic governance" in the transformation of work. The article concludes with some reflections on the current evolutions of digital infrastructures as a "meta-infrastructure" of most other critical infrastructures, and on the link between this phenomenon and work transformations.

Keywords: Infrastructure, Governance, Digital, Labor

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Francesca Musiani, Infrastrutture digitali, governance e trasformazioni del lavoro in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 163/2022, pp 70-89, DOI: 10.3280/SL2022-163004