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Dr Jamie Woodcock

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Technology, Labor, and the Gig Economy

Woodcock, J. (2021) ' Technology, Labor, and the Gig Economy', in D. A. Rohlinger and S. Sobieraj (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Digital Media, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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This chapter examines the interconnections between technology, labor, and the gig economy. It starts by analyzing the

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Work, play, and precariousness

An overview of the labour ecosystem of esports

Johnson M.R., Woodcock J. (Forthcoming, 2021) Work, play, and precariousness: An overview of the labour ecosystem of esports. Media, Culture & Society. Online first.

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Professionalised competitive digital gaming or ‘esports’ has grown to a point where millions of dollars are

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Towards a Digital Workerism

Woodcock, J. (2021) Towards a Digital Workerism: Workers’ Inquiry, Methods, and Technologies. Nanoethics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-021-00384-w

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Digital technology is playing an increasingly visible role in the organisation of many people’s work—as well as large parts of their lives more broadly. The concerns of emancipatory

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Exploitation

Woodcock J. (2020) ‘Exploitation’, in G. Ritzer and C. Rojek (eds) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons.

Abstract

Exploitation involves an unfair relationship, in which one party benefits at the expense of another. Due to this unfairness, exploitation is a highly emotive concept, involving value judgments

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