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Prof. Juliet Schor (Boston College) at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. She is a speaker for the Digital Co-op Fractals: Iterations, Patterns, Questions event.

About the event: For this session, we are tracing emerging patterns within the cooperative digital ecosystem. We asked each speaker to pose a question, which they’ll then answer for 10 minutes. Then, we will open it up to everybody for a People’s Q&A. Here is the question that will guide Prof. Juliet Schor’s discussion:

What are the particular challenges that platform cooperatives face?

Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. She has studied trends in working time, consumerism, the relationship between work and family, women’s issues and Economic inequality, and the environment and concerns about climate change. From 2010 to 2017 she studied the sharing economy under a large research project funded by the MacArthur Foundation.

Added April 22, 2020