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The Representation of Workers in the Digital Era

Organizing a Heterogeneous Workforce

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Focuses on worker collective representation as an essential tool for providing a dignified working existence

  • Draws on rich empirical case studies, focusing non-Anglo-Saxon countries

  • Analyses social, political, and legal perspectives of worker organisation

Part of the book series: Dynamics of Virtual Work (DVW)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Raquel Rego, Hermes Augusto Costa
    Pages 1-13
  3. Precarious Work and Possibilities of Union Resistance in Brazil

    • Andréia Galvão, José Dari Krein, Marilane Teixeira, Patrícia Rocha Lemos
    Pages 15-36
  4. Digitization and Collective Representation Strategies in Spain

    • Antonio Martin-Artiles, Alberto Pastor Martínez
    Pages 63-87
  5. Conclusion

    • Hermes Augusto Costa, Raquel Rego
    Pages 183-190

About this book

This book compiles empirical evidence on both the challenges raised by neo-liberal policies and the internet to trade unions, and the development of more flexible forms of worker organisation and collective representation. The relationship with digital devices seems inevitably to contribute to differentiating trends, simultaneously acting as an internal and external constraint on organisation. Gathering academics and experts from European and Brazilian universities, this book is recommended for researchers and  students in the fields of sociology of work, labour studies and collective action, as well as practitioners and others interested in worker interest organisations and collective representation in the early 21st Century. 


Raquel Rego is a Research Fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais from the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, where she also teaches both in the PhD Program of Sociology-OpenSoc and in the PhD Program of Comparative Politics and International Relations.

Hermes Augusto Costa is Vice-Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Economics from the Universidade de Coimbra, and a Researcher at Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal. He co-coordinates the PhD Program in Sociology: Labour Relations, Social Inequalities and Trade Unionism.


Keywords

  • digital work
  • precarious work
  • platform workers
  • collective action
  • Trade Unions

Editors and Affiliations

  • Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

    Raquel Rego

  • Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Economia Centro de Estudos Sociais, Coimbra, Portugal

    Hermes Augusto Costa

About the editors

Raquel Rego is a Research Fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais from the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, where she also teaches both in the PhD Program of Sociology-OpenSoc and in the PhD Program of Comparative Politics and International Relations.

Hermes Augusto Costa is Vice-Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Economics from the Universidade de Coimbra, and a Researcher at Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal. He co-coordinates the PhD Program in Sociology: Labour Relations, Social Inequalities and Trade Unionism.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Representation of Workers in the Digital Era

  • Book Subtitle: Organizing a Heterogeneous Workforce

  • Editors: Raquel Rego, Hermes Augusto Costa

  • Series Title: Dynamics of Virtual Work

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-04652-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-04651-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-04652-0

  • Series ISSN: 2947-9290

  • Series E-ISSN: 2947-9304

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 190

  • Topics: Sociology of Work, Industrial Organization, Social Structure

Buying options

eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-031-04652-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)