Uncovering labour in information revolutions, 1750-2000

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  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • Introduction / Aad Blok -- Hands and minds: clerical work in the first "information society" / Eve Rosenhaft -- India's first virtual community and the telegraph general strike of 1908 / Deep Kanta Lahiri Choudhury -- Perpetually laborious: computing electric power transmission before the electric computer / Aristotle Tympas -- Breaking the buffalo: the transformation of stevedoring work in Durban between 1970 and 1990 / Bernard Dubbeld -- Compressing time and constraining space: the contradictory effects of ICT and containerization on international shipping labour / Helen Sampson and Bin Wu -- Letting the "computer boys" take over: technology and the politics of organizational transformation / Nathan L. Ensmenger -- "Computers in the wild": guilds and next-generation unionism in the information revolution / Chris Benner -- Emerging sources of labor on the Internet: the case of America Online volunteers / Hector Postigo -- Commentary: the place of labor in the history of information-technology revolutions / Greg Downey
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