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Anushree Gupta is a Research Fellow studying app-based ride-hailing work for a project titled ‘Mapping Digital Labour in India’ at the Centre for Internet and Society and a Research Associate at Tandem Research. She has a Masters in Development Studies from the School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
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Ladies ‘Log’: Women’s Safety and Risk Transfer in Ridehailing
*A note from Co-PI Noopur Raval: The arrival and rise of gig-work globally has ushered in a new wave of conversations around the casualization of labor and the precarious nature of digitally-mediated “gigs,” ranging from online crowdwork gigs to digitally-mediated physical work such as Ubering. Gradually, scholarship has extended beyond North America and Europe to map the landscape of digital labor in the global south. These posts that make up “India’s Gig-Work Economy” are the result of one such project titled ‘Mapping Digital Labour in India,’ where four research fellows and a program manager, me, have been studying the dynamics of app-based ridehailing and food-delivery work in two Indian cities (Mumbai and New Delhi). This project is supported by the Azim Premji University’s Research Grants program. In this series of posts, the research fellows and I offer reflections on pleasure, surveillance, morality and other aspects woven into the sociality of gig-work (read more...)