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dc.contributor.authorSandoval, Marisolen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFuchs, Christianen_UK
dc.contributor.authorProdnik, Jernej Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSevignani, Sebastianen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAllmer, Thomasen_UK
dc.description.abstractIn 1845, Karl Marx (1845, 571) formulated the 11th Feuerbach Thesis: “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.” Today, interpreting the world has become an important form of labour that is expressed on and with the help of digital media. In this context it has become common to talk about digital labour and virtual work. Yet the changes that digital, social, and mobile media bring about in the world of labour and work have thus far only been little theoretically interpreted. In order to change the information society for the better, we first have to interpret digital labour with the help of critical theories. Social theorists of the world from different fields, backgrounds, interdisciplines, transdisciplines, and disciplines have to unite for this collective philosophical task. This special issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique aims to contribute to building a theoretical framework for the critical analysis of digital labour, virtual work, and related concepts that can initiate further debates, inform empirical studies, and inspire social struggles connected to work and labour in and beyond digital capitalism. The papers collected in this special issue (a) provide systematic definitions of digital labour, (b) analyse its specific dimension, and (c) discuss different forms of digital labour.en_UK
dc.relationSandoval M, Fuchs C, Prodnik JA, Sevignani S & Allmer T (2014) Introduction: Philosophers of the World Unite! Theorising Digital Labour and Virtual Work - Definitions, Dimensions, and Forms. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism and Critique, 12 (2), pp. 464-467.
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dc.subjectdigital labouren_UK
dc.subjectvirtual worken_UK
dc.subjectKarl Marxen_UK
dc.titleIntroduction: Philosophers of the World Unite! Theorising Digital Labour and Virtual Work - Definitions, Dimensions, and Formsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitletripleC: Communication, Capitalism and Critiqueen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCity University Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Westminsteren_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCharles University in Pragueen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationFriedrich Schiller University of Jenaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUnified Theory of Information Research Groupen_UK
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