***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** A really nice set of short papers, including NetLab's summary of how Networked Researchers operate, with implications for Networked Work. Barry Wellman A vision is just a vision if it's only in your head Step by step, link by link, putting it together Streisand/Sondheim _______________________________________________________________________ NetLab Network FRSC INSNA Founder http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman twitter: @barrywellman NETWORKED: The New Social Operating System Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman http://amzn.to/zXZg39 _______________________________________________________________________ > See below and http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/index#more5. > > > *Do workers now see taking big risks as the only way to get ahead? * > > *What is the impact of the high-stakes technology startup culture on the > rest of the U.S. economy? * > > *What lessons do the trends in media and communication jobs teach us about > the future of work? * > > Edited by Laura Robinson, Gina Neff, and Jeremy Schulz, this *Special > Section on Venture Labor *begins to answer these and other timely questions > about work and workers today. > > > > A broad-ranging group of international scholars explores the concept of > venture labor from multiple perspectives. Venture labor is the explicit > expression of entrepreneurial values by non-entrepreneurs. As contributors > argue, venture labor leads to the normalization of risk-taking in work, > even when the odds are long and the winners are few. Nonetheless, a spirit > of risk-taking, once seen as restricted to technology start-ups, now > attracts workers across many industries willing to forgo the benefits and > safety nets of traditional employment in exchange for new risks and > opportunities. > > > > Venture labor contributes to the shift of risk away from the social > collectivity to the individual. This collection of essays covers venture > labor phenomena including self-branding, social media professional > marketing, entrepreneurial journalism, anytime-anywhere work, > entrepreneurial self-actualization, crowdsourcing, and labor on ‘spec’ > and > other unpaid labor are all part of the venture labor trend covered in. > > > > The Special Section brings together voices from multiple social science > perspectives including communication, sociology, and media studies, with > contributions from *Laura Robinson, Jeremy Schulz, Alice E. Marwick, Nicole > S. Cohen, C.W. Anderson, Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Enda Brophy, Gina Neff, > Paul Hirsch, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Ofer Sharone, Barry Wellman, Dimitrina > Dimitrova, Tsahi Hayat, Guang Ying Mo, Beverly Wellman, and Antonio > Casilli. *Together, these contributors grapple with the power of > contradictory forces remaking the workplaces of the 21st century. > > > > We invite you to read these 14 essays that published in the *International > Journal of Communication* on May 10, 2017 at *ijoc.org > <http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/index>.* > > ________________________________________________________________ > > > *Larry Gross Arlene Luck* > > *Editor Managing > Editor* > *Laura Robinson, Gina Neff, Jeremy Schulz* > *Guest Editors* _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.