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This book review summarizes and briefly discusses van Onzen's work on service workers. The book under review describes recent trends in the service industry, i.e. how monopolization has affected labour productivity and work conditions. It offers a contemporary analysis based on the theory of surplus-value.

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The gig economy, platform capitalism, and global inequalities are hot topics in today's economic system. There is good coverage of all these issues in Service Workers in the Era of Monopoly Capitalism.

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This page is a summary of: Service Workers in the Era of Monopoly Capital, by FabianvanOnzen. Brill Publishers.2021, 212 pp., ISBN: 978‐90‐04‐46962‐4/978‐90‐04‐33705‐3, Price $197.00, h/b, British Journal of Industrial Relations, March 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12670.
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