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The white-collar hustle: academic writing & the Kenyan digital labour economy

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This study seeks to understand the experiences of young academic writers in Kenya, within the context of the new digital economy of educated-youth labour and global microwork exchanges. It situates academic writing in their wider lives and career trajectories; exploring the nature of their work, and the types of knowledge, skills and capital (if any) being developed through writing. The research design featured a case study of 27 current and former academic writers, and employed several me...

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Programme:
The Rhodes Scholarship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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