Call for papers: Digital Work in the Planetary Market (AAG 2020)

Call for papers: Digital Work in the Planetary Market Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers Denver, Colorado April 6-10, 2020 Session Organizers: Mark Graham, Fabian Ferrari Work, and the networks that extract value from it, are increasingly embedded into planetary systems. As ever more work is commodified and traded beyond local labour markets,… Read More »

Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives (second edition) now out!

23 July 2019 0

I’m thrilled to announce that the second edition of Society and the Internet is now out!! The book has been fully updated since the first edition and contains new chapters on topics such as fake news, memes, digital health, and the platform economy. The volume contains 24 chapters from authors who speak from a diverse… Read More »

The Digital Knowledge Economy Index: Mapping Content Production

23 May 2019 0

The Geonet team has a new paper out: Ojanperä, S., Graham, M., and Zook, M. 2019. The Digital Knowledge Economy Index: Mapping Content Production. The Journal of Development Studies. DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2018.1554208. The paper proposes the construction of a Digital Knowledge Economy Index. It then compares country rankings on this index to more traditional metrics like… Read More »

New Article: Does economic upgrading lead to social upgrading in contact centers? Evidence from South Africa.

Mark Graham and I have just published a new article in the African Geographical Review. The article’s main argument is that economic upgrading in the South African BPO industry can lead to both social upgrading and downgrading among contact centre agents. Anwar, M. A. and Graham, M. (2019) Does economic upgrading lead to social upgrading… Read More »

New article – The Global Gig Economy: Towards a Planetary Labour Market?

Amir Anwar and I have a new article out in First Monday. The piece think through what a planetary labour market entails, how it is relationally, spatially, and discursively constructed, and who it benefits. I’m pasting the abstract and conclusions below. Graham, M., and Anwar, M. A. 2019. The Global Gig Economy: Towards a Planetary… Read More »

Networked but Commodified: The (Dis)Embeddedness of Digital Labour in the Gig Economy

I have a new article out with some colleagues: Wood, A., Graham, M., Lehdonvirta, A., and Hjorth, I. 2019. Networked but Commodified: The (Dis)Embeddedness of Digital Labour in the Gig Economy. Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038519828906 The piece came out of a project that I led on Microwork and Virtual Production Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia,… Read More »