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Virtual workers and the global labour market

Contributor(s): Webster, Juliet [Editor] | Randle, Keith [Editor].
Publisher: London Palgrave Macmillan 2016Description: xvii, 279 p.ISBN: 9781137479181.Subject(s): Virtual work teams | Industrial management | Management science | Organizational behaviorDDC classification: 331 Summary: The emerging world of virtual work is not tied to physical workplaces or particular locations, but is dispersed and footloose. It is frequently precarious, and blurs the boundaries between work and non-work, production and consumption. Contributors to this wide-ranging volume of case studies identify the growing and diverse army of virtual workers. Building from an overarching introduction which discusses the salient features of virtual work, this collection considers the challenges in analysing the class position of virtual workers. Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market features international examples of emerging occupations and working conditions in new media, gaming, journalism, advertising and branding, software development and offshore services. Cross-disciplinary insights from across the social sciences inform contributions on labour market entry, employment relations, precariousness, the dynamics of virtual teams, and cyberbullying, in order to illustrate the diversity of virtual work, its circumstances and its labour force. http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137479181#aboutBook
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Table of contents

Positioning Virtual Workers Within Space, Time, and Social Dynamics
Webster, Juliet (et al.)
• Engineering Lifestyles: Career Choices in Late Modernity
Müller, Jörg

• Young Entrepreneurs and Creative Collectives: Greek New Media Workers in Constant Crisis
Michailidou, Martha (et al.)
• Virtual Innovation Work: Labour, Creativity, and Standardisation
Pfeiffer, Sabine (et al.)
• It‘s on the Cards: Emerging Employment Relationships in Online Poker
Holts, Kaire (et al.)
• Recruitment, Work, and Identity in Community Management: Passion, Precarity, and Play
Kerr, Aphra
• Rhythms of Creativity and Power in Freelance Creative Work
Pitts, Frederick H.
• Towards More Insecurity? Virtual Work and the Sustainability of Creative Labour
Primorac, Jaka
• The Fragile Professional Identities of Digital Journalists in Romania
Surugiu, Romina
• Presence and Absence in Global Virtual Team Meetings: Physical, Virtual, and Social Dimensions
Sivunen, Anu
• The Presentation of Self in a Virtual World: Working in Second Life
Bengtsson, Stina
• Cyberbullying at Work: Experiences of Indian Employees
D’Cruz, Premilla

The emerging world of virtual work is not tied to physical workplaces or particular locations, but is dispersed and footloose. It is frequently precarious, and blurs the boundaries between work and non-work, production and consumption.

Contributors to this wide-ranging volume of case studies identify the growing and diverse army of virtual workers. Building from an overarching introduction which discusses the salient features of virtual work, this collection considers the challenges in analysing the class position of virtual workers.

Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market features international examples of emerging occupations and working conditions in new media, gaming, journalism, advertising and branding, software development and offshore services. Cross-disciplinary insights from across the social sciences inform contributions on labour market entry, employment relations, precariousness, the dynamics of virtual teams, and cyberbullying, in order to illustrate the diversity of virtual work, its circumstances and its labour force.


http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137479181#aboutBook

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