Understanding the ‘Gig Economy’

October 17, 2016

Understanding the ‘Gig Economy’

October 17, 2016
12:30 pm EST

Where: York University, 4700 Keele Street, York Lanes 280N, Toronto

The Global Labour Research Centre (York University), the Socialist Project, and the Centre for Social Justice are pleased to host a talk on “Understanding the ‘Gig Economy’: the Political Economy of Platform Capitalism.”

with Ursula Huws, Professor of Labour and Globalisation, University of Hertfordshire.

The recent explosive growth of online platforms for managing labour has brought mixed responses. Is it a prefigurative model of a new post-capitalist form of work organisation? Or is capitalism up to its old tricks? Drawing on recent research on ‘crowd work’ in Europe, Ursula Huws will provide a critical analysis of platform capitalism, placing it in the context of the new wave of restructuring and accumulation following the 2007-7 financial crisis.

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