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New forms of digital work have emerged which in theory can be done from anywhere. Does this mean that geography no longer matters to digital work? Not exactly. This chapter draws on our previous empirical research into digital labor to outline how geography still matters, and who it matters for in a world of increasingly digital work. The contemporary geography of digital labor can be used to exploit workers, but we also argue that it opens up distinct possibilities for digital workers to recreate their own worlds of work.

Keywords: Digital labour, Spatio-temporal fix, digital space, labour geographies

Added October 11, 2019