Digital labour at economic margins: African workers and the global information economy

  title={Digital labour at economic margins: African workers and the global information economy},
  author={Mohammad Amir Anwar and Mark Graham},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  pages={105 - 95}
  • Mohammad Amir Anwar, Mark Graham
  • Published 2019
  • Economics
  • Review of African Political Economy
  • SUMMARY The main aim of this briefing is to make visible the invisible and bring light to the role African workers are playing in developing key emergent and everyday digital technologies such as autonomous vehicles, machine learning systems, next-generation search engines and recommendations systems. Once we acknowledge that many contemporary digital technologies rely on a lot of human labour to drive their interfaces, we can begin to piece together what the new global division of labour for… CONTINUE READING


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    Spatial Divisions Of Labour: Social Structures And The Geography Of Production
    • 1,269
    The future of employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?
    • 2,609
    • Open Access
    ‘India calling to the far away towns’
    • 310
    Labor in the Global Digital Economy: The Cybertariat Comes of Age
    • 133
    • Open Access
    Follow the Thing: Papaya
    • 321
    • Open Access
    Good Gig, Bad Gig: Autonomy and Algorithmic Control in the Global Gig Economy
    • 101
    • Open Access
    ‘Being yourself ’ in the electronic sweatshop: New forms of normative control
    • 170
    • Open Access