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Left to Our Own Devices

Coping with Insecure Work in a Digital Age

Julia Ticona

Left to Our Own Devices

Left to Our Own Devices

Coping with Insecure Work in a Digital Age

Left to Our Own Devices

 

A moving and accessible look at the intimate consequences of contemporary capitalism, Left to Our Own Devices explores the ways that workers use digital technologies to navigate insecurity. Through 100 interviews with high and low-wage independent workers across the US, Julia Ticona explores the surprisingly similar "digital hustles" that all workers use to not only find work and maintain a sense of dignity and identity, but also strengthen inequalities between workers at either end of polarized labor markets..


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Beschrijving Left to Our Own Devices

An examination of the ways that digital technologies play an increasingly important role in the lives of precarious workers, far beyond the gig economy apps like Uber and Lyft.

Over the past three decades, digital technologies like smartphones and laptops have transformed the way we work in the US. At the same time, workers at both ends of the income ladder have experienced rising levels of job insecurity and anxiety about their economic futures. In Left to Our Own Devices, Julia Ticona explores the ways that workers use their digital technologies to navigate insecure and flexible labor markets. Through 100 interviews with high and low-wage precarious workers
across the US, she explores the surprisingly similar "digital hustles" they use to find work and maintain a sense of dignity and identity. Ticona then reveals how the digital hustle ultimately reproduces inequalities between workers at either end of polarized labor markets. A moving and accessible look at
the intimate consequences of contemporary capitalism, Left to Our Own Devices will be of interest to sociologists, communication and media studies scholars, as well as a general audience of readers interested in digital technologies, inequality, and the future of work in the US.


ISBN
9780190691288
Pagina's
288
Verschijnt
NUR
741
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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