Book Review: After the Gig
by Julius-Cezar MacQuarie

After the Gig: How the Sharing Economy Got Hijacked and How to Win It Back, by Juliet B. Schor (2020). Oakland: University of California Press.

In After the Gig: How the Sharing Economy Got Hijacked and How to Win It Back, Juliet B. Schor and her collaborators interrogate the discourses behind the so-called sharing economy and the promises made by its venture-capitalist progenitors, who—the book argues—subsequently hijacked its potential for bringing about “a new way [to] work” (p. 148)

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Book Review: 
Sex at the Margins by Laura Maria Agustín (2007)
Publication Date: 15 May 2007 
256 pages
Product ISBNs:Paperback: 9781842778609
eBook ePub: 9781848135000
eBook Kindle: 9781780325118
Library Edition: 9781842778593
Agustín‘s book originated in the mid 90's with her outreach work on various projects (with asylum seekers, in HIV/AIDS prevention, studies of tourism and migrant sex workers). Her fieldwork was carried out with migrant sex workers in Western Europe, but not exclusively. In Agustín‘s eloquent chapters, she refers to sex workers coming from Central and Eastern Europe. The examples she uses illustrate the post-1989 boom of sex labourers from South-East Europe (the case of Albanians in Italy) and Eastern Europe (sex workers from Ukraine, Poland, Romania and Moldova in the UK) migrating to the West.

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