Ira Anjali Anwar, Zothan Mawii
Over the past decade, critical inquiries into digital labor platforms have become prolific across disciplines. However, in CSCW and HCI spaces, research has focused on Western labor markets and largely ignored "feminized" vocations, focusing instead on male-dominated platforms such as ride-sharing or crowdwork. As much as there are shared concerns and themes across geographies, historical and local realities shape the lived experiences of platform workers in the Global South. In this discussion, we draw on our research experiences across South Africa, Myanmar, and India to focus on how, against the backdrop of informality, the proliferation of digital labor platforms…
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