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The New Sharing Economy: Demise of Social and Labor Movements?

Abstract : This paper examines the new sharing economy as a matrix for social movements. Drawing from recent studies on the sharing economy worker's psyche, and the business mindset of the sharing economy companies and investors, we demonstrate that successful social movements may be practically impossible in a sharing-economy-dominated future. This premise is based on the tenet that the dramatic changes in the relationship to work by millennials, who contrary to their predecessors shun long-term engagement and physical communication, may ultimately render collective social movement and labor struggles unfeasible.
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Peterson Nnajiofor. The New Sharing Economy: Demise of Social and Labor Movements?. Global Studies Association, North America Annual Conference, Global Social Movements: Left and Right, Global Studies Association, North America; University of California, Berkeley, Jun 2017, Berkeley, United States. ⟨hal-03168200⟩

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