‘My Life Is More Valuable Than This’: Understanding Risk among On-Demand Food Couriers in Edinburgh

@article{Gregory2020MyLI,
  title={‘My Life Is More Valuable Than This’: Understanding Risk among On-Demand Food Couriers in Edinburgh},
  author={Karen Gregory},
  journal={Work, Employment and Society},
  year={2020},
  volume={35},
  pages={316 - 331}
}
Drawing from the social study of the gig economy and platform labour and from the sociology of risk, this article explores how on-demand food couriers in Edinburgh, Scotland, construct and represent work-related risks. By taking the gig economy’s contested and contentious status of ‘self-employment’ as a starting point, this article positions couriers as experts of their own work process and draws on in-depth interviews with 25 couriers to illustrate how platformed labour creates a range of… Expand
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