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Uberworked and Underpaid.

Author: Trebor Scholz
Publisher: Oxford : Polity Press, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Scholz, Trebor.
Uberworked and Underpaid.
Oxford : Polity Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Trebor Scholz
ISBN: 9781509508181 150950818X
OCLC Number: 967878006
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; Epigraph; Dedication; Title page; Copyright page; Acknowledgments; Author's Note; Introduction: Why Digital Labor Now?; About This Book; The Digital Labor Conferences; Notes; Part I; 1: Waged Labor and the End of Employment; 1)€€Toward a Typology of Digital Labor; Overview; 2)€€Crowdsourcing: All Together Now!; 3)€€Digital Labor in the Shadows: Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT); 4)€€The Ecosystem of Compensated Digital Labor; 5)€€Ethical Crowdwork? MobileWorks and Samasource; 6)€€Content Farming; 7)€€Competitive Crowdsourcing; 8)€€User-led Innovation; 9)€€In-game Labor. 10)€€Online Labor Brokerages11)€€On-demand Labor; 12)€€Online Assistance; 13)€€Conclusion; Notes; 2: Playbor and Other Unpaid Pursuits; Overview; 1)€€Data Labor; 2)€€The Development of an Ecosystem of Digital Work; 3)€€The Performance of Self; 4)€€Free Labor is not the Problem; 5)€€Hybrid Public/Private Business Models; 6)€€Hope Labor; 7)€€Gamification; 8)€€Fan Labor; 9)€€Universal Basic Income; Notes; 3: Vocabulary; Overview; 1)€€The Myth of Immateriality; 2)€€Work vs. Labor; 3)€€The Fence Around the Produser Factory; 4)€€Against a Surrender of the Language of Labor; Notes; 4: Crowd Fleecing. Chapter Overview and Omissions1)€€Is This Still Exploitation?; 2)€€The Living Museum of Human Exploitation; 3)€€Crowd Fleecing; 4)€€Historical Context; 5)€€Sleep as a Site of Crisis; Notes; Part II; 5: Legal Gray Zones; Overview; 1)€€What is the Holdback for Regulators?; 2)€€Independent Contractors, Employees, or What?; 3)€€Widening the Definition of Employment; 4)€€Lawsuits by Workers; 5)€€Toward a Living Wage; 6)€€Toward a Bill of Rights for All Platform Workers; 7)€€The French Internet Tax Proposal; Notes; 6: On Selective Engagement; When the Factory Turns Cold: A Manifesto; Overview. 1)€€Targeting the Centers of Power2)€€Break Off, Switch Off, Disengage, Unthink; 3)€€A Reprieve from Monetized Data Labor; 4)€€"There is No CLOUD, Just Other People's Computers"; 5)€€On Withdrawal, Defection, and Refusal; 6)€€Toward Tactical Refusal and Selective Engagement; Notes; 7: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism; Overview; 1)€€Consequences of the Sharing Economy; 2)€€Possible Futures; 3)€€Solidarity; 4)€€The Rise of Platform Cooperativism; 5)€€Toward a Typology of Platform Co-Ops; 6)€€Ten Principles for Platform Cooperativism; 7)€€The Cooperative Ecosystem; 8)€€For All People; Notes. EpilogueIndex; End User License Agreement.

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?Bringing together the rich and long tradition of cooperativism and worker self-management with the digital economy of the 21st century, Scholz's timely and groundbreaking new book provides both Read more...

 
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