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10.10.2019 13:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Contracampo: Brazilian Journal of Communication

Deadline: November 11, 2019

Guest Editors: Rafael Grohmann (Unisinos University, Brazil) and Jack Qiu (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Contracampo: Brazilian Journal of Communication, an open access journal, invites submissions to our special issue “Platform Labor”. We ask: what are the contributions of communication research to understand platform/digital labor or platformization of labor? The special issue encourages submissions of articles that explore one or more of the following issues:

  • How platformization affects work;
  • Working conditions on digital platforms;
  • Communication as labor/work in platform capitalism;
  • Social class and collective formation among platform workers;
  • Gender and race inequalities in platform labor;
  • International division of digital labor and global gig economy;
  • Platform labor in the Global South;
  • Surveillance and privacy of workers in platform capitalism;
  • Value theory and social classes in platform capitalism;
  • Human work and artificial intelligence;
  • Data labor and algorithmic labor;
  • Algorithmic management in platform labor;
  • Microwork and free labor on digital platforms;
  • Silicon Valley ideology and digital labor;
  • Media representations and circulation of meanings on platform labor;
  • Mediatization and datafication of labor;
  • Political economy of communication and platform labor;
  • Alternatives to the digital labor scenario;
  • Collective organization of platform workers;
  • Platform Cooperativism and worker-owned platforms;
  • Regulation and ethical guidelines of platform labor;
  • Digital labor and environmental sustainability.

Deadline: November 11th, 2019.

Articles must be between 5000 and 8000 words in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese and must be submitted by the journal's website:

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