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Dr Jamie Woodcock

35 Posts London Website

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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Workers inquiry and the experience of work

Woodcock, J. (Forthcoming, 2020) 'Workers Inquiry and the Experience of Work: Using Ethnographic Accounts of the Gig Economy Jamie Woodcock', in J. Aroles, F-X. de Vaujany, and K. Dale (eds) Experiencing the New World of Work, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Abstract

There has been much discussion about the so-called “gig

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Digital Workerism

Englert, S., Woodcock, J., and Cant, C. (2020) 'Digital Workerism: Technology, Platforms, and the Circulation of Workers’ Struggles', tripleC, 18(1): 132-145.

Abstract: The use of digital technology has become a key part of contemporary debates on how work is changing, the future of work/ers, resistance, and organising. Workerism

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The Algorithmic Panopticon at Deliveroo

Woodcock, J. (Forthcoming, 2020) 'The Algorithmic Panopticon at Deliveroo: measurement, precarity, and the illusion of control', Ephemera, 20(3): 67-95.

Abstract

Deliveroo is a food delivery platform that allows customers to order food from restaurants and have it delivered via a smartphone app. It uses a similar business model to

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