Publications

Anwar, M. A.and Graham, M. (2019) Economic and social upgrading in call and contact centers: evidence from South Africa, African Geographical Review, Special Issue on Geographies of Southern Africa. https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2019.1589730

Graham, M. and Anwar, M. A. (2019) The global gig economy: towards a planetary labour markets?First Monday. https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v24i4.9913

Graham, M. (2019). There are rights ‘in’ cyberspace. In B. Wagner, M.C. Kettermann, and K. Vieth (Eds.) Research Handbook on Human Rights and Digital Technology (pp. 24-32). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Graham, M. (Ed.) (2019). Digital Economies at Global Margins. Boston: MIT Press.

Anwar, M. A. (2019) Most call centre jobs are a dead end for South Africa’s youth, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/most-call-centre-jobs-are-a-dead-end-for-south-africas-youth-117516.

Ojanperä, S., Graham, M, and Zook, M. The Digital Knowledge Economy Index: Mapping Content Production. The Journal of Development Studies. 10.1080/00220388.2018.1554208

Foster, C., Graham, M., Hjorth, I., and Mwolo Waema, T. (2019). Making sense of digital disintermediation and Development: The Case of Mombasa Tea Auction. In M. Graham (Ed.) Digital Economies at Global Margins (pp. 55-78). Boston: MIT Press.

Friederici, N. (2019). Hope and Hype in Africa’s Digital Economy: The Rise of Innovation Hubs. In M. Graham (Ed.) Digital Economies at Global Margins (pp. 193-222). Boston: MIT Press.

Graham, M., Hjorth, I., and Lehdonvirta, V. (2019). Digital Labour and Development: Impacts of Global Digital Labour Platforms and the Gig Economy on Worker Livelihoods. In M. Graham (Ed.) Digital Economies at Global Margins (pp. 269-294). Boston: MIT Press.

Friederici, N. (2019). Innovation Hubs in Africa: What Do They Really Do For Digital Entrepreneurs? In N. Taura, E. Bolat, and N. Madichie (Eds.), Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa: Many are called, few are chosen. Palgrave Macmillan.

Graham, M., De Sabbata, S., Straumann, R., and Ojanperä, S. (2018). Uneven Digital Geographies…and Why They Matter. In Kollektiv Orangotango+ (Eds). This is Not an Atlas (pp. 310-318). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.

Graham, M., Ojanperä, S., Anwar, M.A, and Friederici, N., 2017. Digital Connectivity and African Knowledge Economies, Questions de Communication, 32, 345-360.

Friederici, N., & Graham, M. (2018). The Bounded Opportunities of Digital Enterprises in Global Economic Peripheries (SSRN Scholarly Paper No. ID 3249499). Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network.

Graham, M. and Anwar, M.A. (2018). Two Models for a Fairer Sharing Economy. In J. Nestor, F. Michèle, and J. Infranca (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy (pp. 328-340). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Shaw, J., and Graham, M. (2018). Ein Informationelles Recht auf Stadt. In Bauriedl, S., and Strüver, A. (Eds). Smart City – Kritische Perspektiven auf die Digitalisierung in Städten (pp. 177-204). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.

Zook, M. and Graham, M. 2018. Hacking Code/Space: Confounding the Code of Global Capitalism. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 43(3). 390-404. 10.1111/tran.12228.

Dittus, M., and Graham, M. 2018. To reduce inequality, Wikipedia needs to start paying editors. Wired. Sept 11, 2018.

Anwar, M.A. 2018. How Marx predicted the worst effects of the gig economy more than 150 years ago. The New Statesman. Aug 8, 2018.

Graham, M. and Anwar, M.A. 2018. Digital Labour In: Digital Geographies Ash, J., Kitchin, R. and Leszczynski, A. (eds.). Sage. London.

Wood, A. J. and Graham, M. 2018. Can African and Asian workers challenge exploitation in the gig economy? New Internationalist. Aug 8, 2018.

Graham, M. 2018. Communications. In The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World (pp. 28-29). London: Times Books.

Ojanperä, S, O’Clery, N, and Graham, M. 2018. Data science, artificial intelligence and the futures of work. London: The Alan Turing Institute.

Wood, A., Graham, M., Lehdonvirta, V., and Hjorth, I. 2018. Good Gig, Bad Gig: Autonomy and algorithmic Control in the Global Gig EconomyWork, Employment and Society.

Anwar, M. A. (2018) Connecting South Africa: ICTs, uneven development and poverty debates. In J. Knight and C. Rogerson. (Eds.) The geography of South Africa – contemporary changes and new directions (pp. 261-267). Springer, Cham.

Wood, A., Lehdonvirta, V., and Graham, M. 2018. Workers of the Internet unite? Online freelancer organisation among remote gig economy workers in six Asian and African countries. New Technology, Work and Employment. 33(2). 95-112. 10.1111/ntwe.12112. (pre-publication version here)

Graham, M. and Woodcock, J. 2018. Towards a Fairer Platform Economy: Introducing the Fairwork Foundation. Alternate Routes. 29. 242-253.

Lehdonvirta, V., Kässi, O., Hjorth, I., Barnard, H., and Graham, M. 2018. The Global Platform Economy: A New Offshoring Institution Enabling Emerging-Economy MicroprovidersJournal of Management. 45(2) 567-599.

Graham, M. 2018. The Virtual Palimpsest of the Global City Network. In X. Ren and R. Keil (Eds). The Globalizing Cities Reader (pp 198-204). Abingdon: Routledge.

Stephens, M., Tong, L., Hale, S., and Graham, M. 2018. Misogyny, Twitter, and the Rural Voter. In Watrel, R. H., Weichelt, R., Davidson, F. M., Heppen, J., Fouberg, E. H., Archer, J. C., Morrill, R. L., Shelley, F. M., Martis, K. C. (Eds). Atlas of the 2016 Elections (pp. 55-57). New York: Rowman & Littlefield. 55-57.

Graham, M. 2018. Rethinking the Geoweb and Big Data: Future Research Directions. In J. Thatcher, J. Eckert, and A. Shears. (Eds).  Thinking Big Data in Geography: New Regimes, New Research (pp. 231-236). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Wood, A.J. and Graham, M. (2018) The government consultation on employment classification and control: a response. Response to the UK Government open consultation on employment status. Feb 7, 2018.

Graham, M. 2018. The UK universities strike is the frontline of the gig economy fight. Wired. Mar 12, 2018.

Graham, M. 2018. The Rise of the Planetary Labour Market. New Statesman. Jan 29, 2018. (republished in Technosphere, The Invisible Worker, the RSA’s Field Guide to the Future of Work)

Graham, M., Ojanperä, S., Anwar, M. A. and Friederici, N. 2017. Digital Connectivity and African Knowledge Economies. Questions de Communication. 32. 345-360. (pre-publication version here)

Foster, C., Graham, M., Mann, L., Waema, T., and Friederici, N. 2017. Digital Control in Value Chains: Challenges of Connectivity for East African FirmsEconomic Geography. 94(1) 68-86.   

Graham, M., and Sengupta, A. 2017. We’re all connected now, so why is the internet so white and western? The Guardian. Oct 5, 2017.

Friederici, N. 2017. Africa’s Digital Revolution: A Researcher’s Perspective. Afridigest.

Ojanperä, S. and Sutcliffe, D. 2017. How ready is Africa to join the Knowledge Economy?. The Policy and Internet Blog.

Ojanperä, S. and Graham, M. 2017. Africa’s digital knowledge economy worrying. SciDev.Net.

Friederici, N and Sutcliffe, D. 2017. Why we shouldn’t believe the hype about the Internet “creating” development. The Policy and Internet Blog.

Ojanperä, S., Graham, M., Straumann, R. K., De Sabbata, S., & Zook, M. 2017. Engagement in the knowledge economy: Regional patterns of content creation with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Information Technologies & International Development, 13, 33–51.

Friederici, N., Ojanperä, S., and Graham, M. 2017. The Impact of Connectivity in Africa: Grand Visions and the Mirage of Inclusive Digital Development. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 79, 2, 1-20.

Ballatore, A., Graham, M., and Sen, S. 2017. Digital Hegemonies: The Localness of Search Engine ResultsAnnals of the American Association of Geographers.   DOI:10.1080/24694452.2017.1308240.

Graham, M., Hjorth, I., Lehdonvirta, V. 2017. Digital labour and development: impacts of global digital labour platforms and the gig economy on worker livelihoods. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1177/1024258916687250.

Foster, C. and Graham, M. 2017. Reconsidering the Role of the Digital in Global Production Networks. Global Networks. 17(1) 68-88 DOI: 10.1111/glob.12142.

Wood, A., Graham, M., Anwar, M. A., Ramizo, G. 2017. Minimum wages on online labour platforms. Oxford Internet Institute.

Friederici, N. 2016. How the internet is failing to drive economic development where promised. The Conversation.

Straumann, R. K., Graham, M. 2016. Who isn’t online? Mapping the ‘Archipelago of Disconnection.’Regional Studies, Regional Science. 3(1) 96-98.

Ojanperä, S. 2017. Book Review: Clarke, D. 2012: Africa’s Future: Darkness to Destiny. Progress in Development Studies, 17, 1 (2017) pp. 92–94

Anwar, M.A. 2016. Low income and high competition: digital jobs in neoliberal age, Union Solidarity International.

Graham, M., and Foster, C. 2016. Geographies of Information Inequality in Sub-Saharan AfricaThe African Technopolitan. 5 78-85.

Graham, M., Mann, L., Friederici, N. and Waema, T. 2016. Growing the Kenyan Business Process Outsourcing SectorThe African Technopolitan. 5 93-95

Graham, M. 2015. Digital work signals a global race to the bottom. SciDev.Net.

The following provides some background on the research themes and approach:

Background reading

Graham, M. 2015. Contradictory Connectivity: Spatial Imaginaries and Techno-Mediated Positionalities in Kenya’s Outsourcing Sector. Environment and Planning A. (in press).

Graham, M., Andersen, C., and Mann, L. 2015. Geographies of Connectivity in East Africa: Trains, Telecommunications, and Technological Teleologies. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (forthcoming).

Graham, M and De Sabbata, S. 2015 Mapping Information Wealth and Poverty: The Geography of Gazetteers. Environment and Planning A (in press).

Mann, L and Graham, M. 2016 The Domestic Turn: Business Process Outsourcing and the Growing Automation of Kenyan Organisations. Journal of Development Studies 52:4, 530-548, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2015.1126251. (pre-publication version here)

Graham, M., Hogan, B., Straumann, R. K., and Medhat, A. 2014. Uneven Geographies of User-Generated Information: Patterns of Increasing Informational Poverty. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 104(4). 746-764. (pre-publication version here)

Graham, M. 2014. The Virtual Dimension. In Global City Challenges: debating a concept, improving the practice. eds. M. Acuto and W. Steele. London: Palgrave. (in press).

Graham, M. 2014. The Knowledge Based Economy and Digital Divisions of Labour. In Companion to Development Studies, 3rd edition, eds V. Desai, and R. Potter. Hodder. 189-195. .

Graham, M and T. Shelton 2013. Geography and the future of big data, big data and the future of geography. Dialogues in Human Geography 3(3) 255-261.

Graham, M and M. Zook. 2013. Augmented Realities and Uneven Geographies: Exploring the Geo-linguistic Contours of the Web. Environment and Planning A 45(1) 77-99.

Wilson, M and M. Graham. 2013. Guest Editorial: Situating Neogeography. Environment and Planning A 45(1) 3-9.

Graham, M. 2013. Geography/Internet: Ethereal Alternate Dimensions of Cyberspace or Grounded Augmented Realities? The Geographical Journal 179(2) 177-182.

Graham, M., M. Zook., and A. Boulton. 2013. Augmented Reality in the Urban Environment: contested content and the duplicity of code. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.38(3), 464-479.

Graham, M., S. Hale & M. Stephens. 2011. Geographies of the World’s KnowledgeConvoco! Edition.

Graham, M., S. Hale & M. Stephens. 2011. Eine Geographie Des Wissens Der WeltConvoco! Edition.

Graham, M. 2011. Wiki Space: Palimpsests and the Politics of Exclusion. In Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader. Eds. Lovink, G. and Tkacz, N. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 269-282.

Graham, M. and M. Zook. 2011. Visualizing Global Cyberscapes: Mapping User Generated PlacemarksJournal of Urban Technology. 18(1), 115-132.

Graham, M. 2010. Neogeography and the Palimpsests of PlaceTijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie. 101(4), 422-436.