A full list of publications can be found on my page here.


Woodcock, J. (2017) Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centres, London: Pluto.


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Journal articles

Johnson, M. R., and Woodcock, J. (2017) 'Fighting Games and Go: Exploring the Aesthetics of Play in Professional Gaming', Thesis Eleven.

Cox, J., Oh, E. Y., Simmons, B., Graham, G., Greenhill, A., Lintott, C., Masters, K., Woodcock, J. (2017) 'Doing good online: The changing relationships between motivations, activity and retention among online volunteers', Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Woodcock, J., Greenhill, A., Holmes, K., Graham, G., Cox, J., Oh, E. Y., and Masters, K. (2017) ‘Crowdsourcing Citizen Science: Exploring the Tensions Between Paid Professionals and Users’, Journal of Peer Production, 10.

Woodcock, J. (2016) ‘The work of play: Marx and the video games industry in the United Kingdom’, Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, 8(2): 131-143.

Greenhill, A., Holmes, K., Woodcock, J., Lintott, C., Simmons, B., Graham, G., Cox, J., Oh, E.Y., Masters, K. (2016) ‘Playing With Science: Exploring How Game Activity Motivates Users Participation on an Online Citizen Science Platform’, Aslib Journal of Information Management, 68(3): 306-325.

Toscano, A. and Woodcock, J. (2015) ‘Spectres of Marxism: A Comment on Mike Savage’s market model of class difference’, The Sociological Review, 63: 512-523.

Woodcock, J. (2014) ‘Precarious work in London: new forms of organisation and the city’, City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 18(6): 776-788.

Woodcock, J. (2014) ‘The Workers’ Inquiry from Trotskyism to Operaismo: a political methodology for investigating the workplace’, Ephemera, 14(3): 493-513.

Journal Articles Under Review

Woodcock, J. and Johnson, M. R. (Revise and Resubmit) ‘Gamification: What it is, and how to fight it’

Johnson, M. R. and Woodcock, J. (Under Review) ‘The Sociology of Competitive Gaming and eSports: Mastering the Metagame in Digital Play’

Johnson, M. R. and Woodcock, J. (Under Review) ‘It’s like the Gold Rush: The Lives and Careers of Professional Video Game Streamers on’

Woodcock, J. and Johnson, M. R. (Under Review) ‘The Methodological Challenges of Digital Ethnography: Researching and Live Streaming’

Woodcock, J. (Under Review) ‘Deliveroo and precarious work: the labour process and the algorithmic Panopticon’

Woodcock, J. (Under Review) ‘Digital labour in the university: understanding the transformations of academic work in the UK’

Johnson, M. R. and Woodcock, J. (Under Review) Work, Labour and Play in eSports and Professional Gaming

Book chapters

Woodcock, J. (Forthcoming) ‘The Art of War: The role of labour in the production of history and memory military videogames’, in H. Pötzsch and P. Hammond (eds.) War/Game: Memory, Militarism, and the Subject of Play, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Woodcock, J. (Forthcoming, 2017) ‘Digital Labour and Workers’ Organisation’, in M. Atzeni and I. Ness (eds.) Labour Reconfiguration and Workers’ Resistance: Global perspectives, Policy Press.

Woodcock, J. (Forthcoming, 2017) ‘Changes in employment: role of the state and its reconfiguration in the liberalization of employment policies’, in O. Fedyuk and P. Stewart (eds.) Inclusion and Exclusion in Europe: Migration, Work and Employment Perspectives, ECPR Press.

Popular Articles

Interviewed in 'A ‘uberização’ e as encruzilhadas do mundo do trabalho', IHU Online, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'Automate this! delivering resistance in the gig economy', Mute, 10th March, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'As a call centre worker I saw how employees are stripped of their rights', The Guardian, 16th February, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'End of the line: surveillance, precarity and resistance in the call centre', openDemocracy, 13th January, available here.

Johnson, M. R. and Woodcock, J. (2016) ‘Understanding Twitch Chat: New Forms of Digital Community and Play’, Discover Society, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2016) ‘Deliveroo and UberEATS: organising in the gig economy in the UK’, Global Disconnections, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2016) ‘Learning lessons from Deliveroo and UberEATS’, Pluto Press Blog, available here.

Johnson, M. R. and Woodcock, J. (2016) ‘The Sociology of “streaming”’, The Sociological Imagination, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2016) ‘#Slaveroo: Deliveroo Drivers Organising in the “Gig Economy”’, Novara, available here.

Woodcock, J. and Toscano, A. (2016) ‘On the Poverty of Student Choice’, The Sociological Review Blog, available here.

Woodcock, J. and Johnson, M. R. (2016) ‘Researching the Growth of Esports in the UK’, Esports News UK, available here.

Woodcock, J. (Forthcoming) ‘The challenges of understanding digital labour: questions of exploitation and resistance’ (Book review), Historical Materialism.

Woodcock, J. (2015) ‘Co-creating videogames’ (Book review), Journal of Cultural Economy, 8(6): 738-740.

Woodcock, J. (2013) ‘Smile Down the Phone: An Attempt at a Workers’ Inquiry in a Call Center’, Viewpoint Magazine, 3.

Woodcock, J. (2013) ‘Logistics in London: New Centres of Resistance’, Oxford Left Review, 11.

Woodcock, J. (2013) ‘The Working Class in Britain Today’, Oxford Left Review, 10.

Woodcock, J. (2013) ‘The NUS and the left’, Oxford Left Review, 9.

Conference papers and talks

These can be found here.