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De Stavola – A New Platform Union. The Case of Rappi in Mexico City

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Here the second video of Into the Black Box session at RC21 conference “In and Beyond the City” RC21 Conference 18-21 September, Delhi Roundtable The Global Challenges of Platform Economy: A Trans-Urban Perspective Federico De Stavola – A New Platform Union. The Case of Rappi in Mexico City   The platforms,…

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Experiencing the City. Spring School on Critical Theories and Visual Methods

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The city is more and more one of the main concepts of contemporary critical theory. Nevertheless, the very possibility to define what a city is remains at stake of contemporary theoretical, empirical and even political debates. The “academic babel” of contemporary urban studies is marked by a proliferation of approaches,…

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The algorithm and the city. Call for Contributions

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Call for contributions to a Special issue of Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation The theme The use of online platforms to organise the supply of services has major implications for the way that the labour involved in creating and delivering these services is managed. Recent research has shown an exponential…

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Working-Class Masculinities in the Logistics Industry

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Far from working-class stereotypes of manhood, some logistics workers develop a “respectable” popular style of masculinity. But the intensification of the labor process makes this a difficult feature to maintain and often captured them in these stereotypes. This article has been written up using the results of my PhD, which…

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Elements of Logistics: Along the Line of Copper

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Examining the conduits of production and circulation that link the extraction of copper in Chile to its storage and use in China, this article explores the political dimensions of the logistical technique sand technologies that enable these processes. We approach copper as a material element that due to its capacity…

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The global challenges of “platform economies”: a trans-urban perspective

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We are pleased to announce that Into the Black Box will organize a roundtable at next RC21 Conference in Delhi next 18-21 September “In and Beyond the City: Emerging Ontologies, Persistent Challenges and Hopeful Futures“. Research Committee 21 (RC21) on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development of the International Sociological Association was…

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