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Digital Labour, Society and the Politics of Sensibilities

  • Adrian Scribano
  • Pedro Lisdero

Benefits

  • Provides an understanding of some of the deepest transformations of current society through the articulation of digital labour, society 4.0 and the politics of sensibilities

  • Addresses certain deficits in the available literature: body/emotions and digital labour relationship and re-configuration of the senses and productive energies, among others

  • Reflects on the limitations and strengths of thinking of our societies as 'cognitive capitalism', 'capitalisms of audiences', 'prosumption capitalism', 'digital era', etc.

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Politics of Sensibilities and Society 4.0

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Adrian Scribano, Pedro Lisdero
      Pages 21-38
    3. Maximiliano E. Korstanje
      Pages 95-113
  3. Politics of Sensibilities and Digital Labour

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 191-192

About this book

Introduction

This volume provides a multidisciplinary perspective on a set of transformations in social practices that modify the meaning of everyday interactions, and especially those that affect the world of labour. The book is composed of two types of texts: some dedicated to exploring the modifications of labour in the context of the ‘digital age’, and others that point out the consequences of this era and those transformations in the current social structuration processes. The authors examine interwoven possibilities and limitations that act in renewed ways to release/repress the creative energy of human beings, just a few of the potential paths for investigating the connections between work and society that are nowadays involved in the battle of sensibilities.

Adrian Scribano is Principal Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET) at Research Institute Gino Germani, Social Sciences Faculty, University of Buenos Aires, and Director of the Centre for Sociological Research and Studies (CIES), Argentina.

Pedro Lisdero is Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET) and Co-Director of the Program of Studies on Collective Action and Social Conflict in the Center for Research and Studies on Cultures and Societies, National University of Cordoba, Argentina. 

Keywords

digital labour society 4.0 politics of sensibilities social media technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian Scribano
    • 1
  • Pedro Lisdero
    • 2
  1. 1.CONICETBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.CONICETCórdobaArgentina

About the editors

Adrian Scribano is Principal Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET) at Research Institute Gino Germani, Social Sciences Faculty, University of Buenos Aires, and Director of the Centre for Sociological Research and Studies (CIES), Argentina.

Pedro Lisdero is Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET) and Co-Director of the Program of Studies on Collective Action and Social Conflict in the Center for Research and Studies on Cultures and Societies, National University of Cordoba, Argentina. 

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“Adrian Scribano and Pedro Lisdero make a unique and timely contribution to the debate on digitial labour and the new political economy of sensibilities in the context of our Society 4.0. Their approach has the power to go beyond the dichotomy of body and mind, unpacking current processes of valorisation, digitalisation, control and ‘emotionalisation’ in the sharing and gig economy. The geographical diversity of the contributions also contributes to a deeper understanding of the variety of contemporary transformations of process of subjectivation at work. This book is admirable for its ambition to provide a global analysis of the present through the wider lenses of an ‘economy of morality’ exploring the extent to which new terrains of truth can still be forged within and against the new processes of capitalist valorisation and regulation of the self in the 4th Industrial Revolution.” (Gabriella Alberti, Work and Employment Relations, University of Leeds, UK)

“This book provides an indispensable insight into the lives and current working conditions of workers employed in digital labour and generally in 4.0 activities. It raises a host of important issues related to the changes that the digital world has induced in the public and private spheres. Experts in the field of digital labour analyse in each chapter how the new technologies force change and how workers redefine their time and space at the point of production.” (Devi Saccetto, Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, University of Padova, Italy)

“The book is a very interesting and provocative invitation to dialogue between disciplines and perspectives oriented to the understanding of objects as complex as digital labour, social sensibilities and societies crossed by the digital revolution. It is undoubtedly an important contribution to think about the conditions and consequences of the transformations of everyday life at the beginning of the 21st century, and particularly to make reflexive the social knowledge about work in our days.” (Pedro Robertt, Department of Sociology and Politics, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil)