Publications


Books

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. (Forthcoming) ‘It’s like the Gold Rush: The Lives and Careers of Professional Video Game Streamers on Twitch.tv’, Information, Communication and Society.

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

Johnson, M. R. and Woodcock, J. (Forthcoming) 'Work, Play, and Precariousness: An Overview of the Labour Ecosystem of Esports', International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations.

Woodcock, J. and Johnson, M. R. (2017) ‘Gamification: What it is, and how to fight it’, The Sociological Review, online first.

Johnson, M. R., and Woodcock, J. (2017) 'Fighting Games and Go: Exploring the Aesthetics of Play in Professional Gaming', Thesis Eleven, 138(1): 26-45.

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

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

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

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


Book chapters

Woodcock, J. (Forthcoming) 'Affective Labour and Emotions at Work'

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.


Book reviews

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

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


Popular articles

Waters, F. and Woodcock, J. (2017) 'Far From Seamless: a Workers’ Inquiry at Deliveroo', Viewpoint Magazine, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'Subjectivity in the "Gig Economy": From the Entreprecariat to Base Union Militancy', Pervasive Labour Union, Special Issue: The Entreprecariat, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'Does it still make sense to talk of a work ethic, and does work still provide recognition and a sense of meaning? How should this be negotiated in the future?', interview in Autonomy, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'Would you support the introduction of a Universal Basic Income?', interview in Autonomy, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'The hidden environmental impacts of "platform capitalism"', The Ecologist, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'Automation...and yet more work', interview in Autonomy, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'Slacking it? The problems of technology at work', LSE Business Review, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'How would you characterise the state of ‘work’ today and its recent developments? Is work in crisis – if so, how?', interview in Autonomy, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'What’s Wrong with Modern Work? Jamie Woodcock on the Taylor Review', Pluto Press Blog, available here.

Woodcock, J. (2017) 'All Work and No Play', BBC, Manchester International Festival, available here.

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. (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.

Woodcock, J. and Evans, L. (2012) 'The Postgraduate Workers’ Association', The New Left Project, available here.


Conference papers and talks

These can be found here.