Digital Platform Delivery Guys: Extended Production Point in the Cities | Ojeda Pereira | Visual Ethnography
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Digital Platform Delivery Guys: Extended Production Point in the Cities

Iván Ojeda Pereira, Fernando Campos-Medina

Abstract


This visual essay uses accompaniment methodology to address the urban experience of a digital platform delivery guy in Valdivia, in the south of Chile. Through images, we question the notion of "place of production", which is fundamental for Labor Process Theory (LPT) studies. In this sense, this perspective has identified the place of production as a physical, unitary, and stable space for both traditional industries and services economies. Our urban journey, accompanying a digital platform delivery guy, observes the place of production as the attempt to suppress the physical space between the customer and the desired product, which can only be done by activating a vast urban experience by those who transport the products.

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Platform work; Urban sociology; Global south; Labor process theory; COVID-19

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ISSN Print 2499-9288
ISSN Online 2281-1605
Publisher Altrimedia Edizioni
Patronage University of Basilicata, Italy
Web Leonardo Di Benedetto



Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Matera, numero di registrazione 2/2014