Digitalisation of Labour and Migration

Digital technologies are transforming the world of work and have far-reaching consequences for mobility and migration. This project studies the reorganisation of labour through digital platforms, and it looks at how digital conditions are also simultaneously changing the forms, practices and our conceptions of labour migration.

The growing ubiquity of digital technologies is tied to a deeper transformation of the world of work. Networked digital technologies are changing almost all existing occupational fields, while new types of distinctly digital work are emerging simultaneously. This transformation of labour is no purely technical development, but unfolds in the context of political, social, and legal changes and conflicts. Although the digitalisation of labour relations and everyday life stands at the centre of countless discussions and studies, it is rarely tied to the mobility and immobility of labour. Our project begins from the underlying hypothesis that digitalisation not only fundamentally changes labour relations, but also requires and facilitates new practices of mobility and migration patterns. These new forms of mobility and migration in the area of platform work are the core of the project’s empirical investigation.

Principal investigators
Bojadžijev, Manuela Prof. Dr. (Details) (Culture and Lifstyles in Migration Societies)

DFG: Sachbeihilfe

Duration of project
Start date: 11/2020
End date: 07/2022

Research Areas
Social and Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Research Areas
Digitization/Digitalisierung, Migration

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