Social Media, Insecure Work and New Solidarities

Working group on changing conceptions of work


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Working Group Focus

What are the conceptions of work that underpin these new formations of labor solidarity? How, in fact, do these contemporary forms of labor solidarity compare with formations of solidarity amongst similar insecure workers in the past?  What role do social media play in shaping the nature of solidarity within these labor networks?  In what ways has new forms of social media superseded more traditional forms of labor communications such as newsletters, flyers, posters, radio and union meetings?