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Author Scholz, Trebor, author.

Title Uberworked and underpaid : how workers are disrupting the digital economy / Trebor Scholz.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  331.761384 Sch64u 2017    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description x, 242 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Why digital labor now? -- Waged labor and the end of employment -- Playbor and other unpaid pursuits -- Vocabulary -- Crowd fleecing -- Legal gray zones -- On selective engagement -- The rise of platform cooperativism -- Epilogue.
Summary "This book is about the rise of digital labor. Companies like Uber and Amazon Mechanical Turk promise autonomy, choice, and flexibility. One of network culture's toughest critics, Trebor Scholz chronicles the work of workers in the "sharing economy," and the free labor on sites like Facebook, to take these myths apart. In this rich, accessible, and provocative book, Scholz exposes the uncaring reality of contingent digital work, which is thriving at the expense of employment and worker rights. The book is meant to inspire readers to join the growing number of worker-owned "platform cooperatives," rethink unions, and build a better future of work. A call to action, loud and clear, [this book] shows that it is time to stop wage theft and "crowd fleecing," rethink wealth distribution, and address the urgent question of how digital labor should be regulated and how workers from Berlin, Barcelona, Seattle, and São Paulo can act in solidarity to defend their rights."
Subject Information technology -- Economic aspects.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Social media -- Economic aspects.
Electronic commerce -- Social aspects.
Internet industry.
Electronic commerce -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00906920
Information technology -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00973097
Information technology -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00973131
Internet industry. (OCoLC)fst00977265
Labor. (OCoLC)fst00989798
Social media -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01767769
ISBN 9780745653563 (hardback)
0745653561 (hardback)
9780745653570 (pbk.)
074565357X (pbk.)

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