Transgressing between consumption and production: materialistic outlook on the digital labour of prosumers

Bartosz Mika

Abstract

This article explores the subject of unpaid digital labour on the Internet. Often presented as co-creation or prodsing the work of that kind is the matter of much controversy. The article tries to critically refer to the most popular concepts, reaches out to the authors using the Marxian dictionary, detail their arguments, and finally propose their own typology. The text treats the hypothesis about the vanishing boundaries between production and consumption as unprofitable. The distinction between personal and private property and the use and exchange value are highlighted to precisely define the place of quasiwork in the social division of labour.
Author Bartosz Mika (FSS / IPSJ / DSPIE)
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- Division of Sociology of Public Issues and Economics
Journal seriesCapital and Class, ISSN 0309-8168, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol43
No2
Pages339-356
Publication size in sheets0.85
Keywords in Englishclik-labour, digital, free-labour, gig economy, labour, microwork, quasi-work, work, user
ASJC Classification2002 Economics and Econometrics; 3312 Sociology and Political Science; 1202 History
DOIDOI:10.1177/0309816818817543
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.72
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