Special issue of tripleC journal: Philosophers of the World Unite! Theorising Digital Labour and Virtual Work – Definitions, Dimensions and Forms co-edited by Jernej Amon Prodnik (member of PolCoRe) was published in September 2014.
This issue edited by Marisol Sandoval, Christian Fuchs, Jernej A. Prodnik, Sebastian Sevignani, Thomas Allmer aims to contribute to building a theoretical framework for the critical analysis of digital labour, virtual work, and related concepts that can initiate further debates, inform empirical studies, and inspire social struggles connected to work and labour in and beyond digital capitalism.
The papers collected in this special issue (a) provide systematic definitions of digital labour, (b) analyse its specific dimension, and
(c) discuss different forms of digital labour.
Theorising digital labour, as labour that produces or makes use of digital technologies, can help to understand its problems, limits, potentials, and contradictions. It can therefore highlight the need for social change and inspire political action. However, the act of freeing digital technology from being an instrument for the domination of labour requires to go beyond just interpreting the world and to engage in social struggles that want to change it.
The whole issue is available at the official website of tripleC journal for free.