Platformisation in Southeast Asia


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Session 7
Wed 14:00-15:30 REC A2.10

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Session 8
Wed 16:00-17:30 REC A2.10


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Digitalisation has reached an unprecedented level in Southeast Asia. Especially in post-pandemic times, the penetration of social media has reached a level which renders Southeast Asian societies global leaders. Moreover, online shopping portals, delivery platforms, but also digital labour platforms are shaping local, national and transnational economic activities.
Against this background, the concept of platformisation has proven to be a powerful tool to analyse the integration of different social domains, such as economic activities, social development and political processes. It allows us to explore how digital platforms and their algorithmic power transform not only labour processes, but also political communication and subjectivities through novel ways of the circulating of information, guiding discourses, and mobilising emotions along with the organization of work.