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Hustle and Gig. Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy
PLATFORMS: The so-called sharing economy promises freedom to organize one's own working life. Sociologist Alexandrea J. Ravenelle examines the survival conditions of platform workers.

"Do you want to help your neighbor?" was on a flyer in Rema 1000 in Fårevejle a few years ago, when «sharing economy» was new and exciting. On closer reading, Rema 1000's initiative was not about sharing or helping, but about capitalizing on a social practice – facilitated by the app Vigo, which still exists and which still burns on neighbor help. . .

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Nina Trige Andersen
Trige Andersen is a freelance journalist and historian.

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