Akademische Artikel

Digitalization and marketization in live music

Limits of the platform economy

Online platforms have disrupted parts of the capitalist economy, with allegedly severe consequences in the world of work. This study examines live music in Germany and the UK, where online platforms do not dominate, despite considerable digitalization of market intermediaries. The analysis shows that, as the degree of digitalization increases, matching services tend to work less as a workers representative which is traditionally the case for live music agents and more as a force of marketization that disciplines workers by orchestrating price-based competition.

Emek Gücünü Müşterekler Olarak Organize Etmek

Why haven’t platforms taken over live music?

The limits of the “platform economy”

It is often assumed that the “platform economy” is in the ascendancy, and is taking over more and more economic sectors. Because of this, much research on the matter has focused on characterising and evaluating this change: what are the relative advantages and disadvantages of this kind of work compared to more “traditional” jobs? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about it? Hence, most current research has looked at the experience of workers in industries which are already highly “platformised” (such as ride sharing, food delivery, or clickwork).

V Seminario Internacional de Estudios Críticos del Desarrollo 2018

Mesa IV "Economía social y solidaria / Desarrollo local y comunitario" / Debate

Unidad Académica de Estudios del Desarrollo / Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, 27 y 28 de septiembre 2018

Mesa IV "Economía social y solidaria / Desarrollo local y comunitario"

Debate: participación de Darío Azzellini, Marcelo Vieta y Carlos Montaño.

Moderador: Henry Veltmeyer

 

 

V Seminario Internacional de Estudios Críticos del Desarrollo 2018

Mesa IV "Economía social y solidaria / Desarrollo local y comunitario"

Unidad Académica de Estudios del Desarrollo / Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, 27 y 28 de septiembre 2018

Mesa IV "Economía social y solidaria / Desarrollo local y comunitario". 

Introducción por Henry Veltmeyer y presentación de Dario Azzellini "Autogobierno local en Venezuela"

Entrevista a Darío Azzellini

“La guerra ha llegado a ser la forma de hacer economía y no la interrupción de la economía”

Quisiera comenzar la entrevista con algunas referencias relativas a su formación y a su trayectoria intelectual.

Book Review

Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in a Global City by Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

"The book offers interesting insight into the everyday life of undocumented migrants without portraying them as helpless victims. Ample quotations from the interviews underline their agency and the complex and contradictory conditions they experience in the ethnic enclaves they are forced to rely on. Bloch and McKay shed light on the circumstances, motivations, and conditions of ethnic enclave employers, who, in most of the literature on undocumented migration, are not a subject of research.

Dario Azzellini at the Asia Europe People's Forum

The case for commons and social commons

What are commons? Who can develop commons? Is commoning based on harmony?

A Preview of the Future

Workers’ Control in the Context of a Global Systemic Crisis

One of the ‘concrete utopias’, as Ernst Bloch called them, realistic possible concepts for a better world, that can already be found in the here and now, are ‘recuperated companies’. Focusing on the examples of the worker-controlled factories RiMaflow in the industrial periphery of Milan and Officine Zero in Rome this text allows a glimpse of how society could be organised differently.

El movimiento comunero en Venezuela

Construyendo utopías concretas

En el transcurso de la historia las utopías han jugado un papel importante en la construcción de alternativas sociales. En este artículo se analiza al mecanismo de autogobierno local venezolano de las comunas como prefiguración utópica o como “utopía concreta”. Se discuten diferentes conceptos marxistas y emancipadores de utopía conectándolos con el pensamiento latinoamericano, para demostrar cómo la prefiguración utópica es de considerar necesaria en los procesos de lucha revolucionaria.