Pandemic Capitalism and Cities: Work and Inequality

  • Carlo Fanelli
  • Heather Whiteside


In this paper we explore how precarious work is being globalized across urban space. We tie the devaluation of labour to the growth of multi-scalar inequality through the COVID-19 pandemic and in the context of urban austerity. We also seek to identify opportunities for rebuilding worker power through a radical anti-capitalist politics attuned to cities in crisis. We argued that this unevenness across multiple scales creates openings and possibilities for future resistance.

How to Cite
Fanelli, C., & Whiteside, H. (2023). Pandemic Capitalism and Cities: Work and Inequality. Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research, 33(1). Retrieved from