The Gig Economy A Critical Introduction JAMIE WOODCOCK AND MARK GRAHAM Oxford Internet Institute “Challenging and important, giving voice to workers on the front line of our growing gig economy. A must read for trade unionists, policymakers and everyone with an interest in making work better amidst rapid tech change.” Frances O’Grady, Trade Union Congress (TUC) All of a sudden, everybody’s talking about the gig economy. Drawing upon years of research, stories from gig workers, and a review of the key trends and debates, Jamie Woodcock and Mark Graham shed light on how the gig economy came to be, how it works and what it’s like to work in it.
216 x 138mm | 192 pages | 2019 HB | 978-1-5095-3635-1 | £45.00 | $59.95 | €55.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3636-8 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available
The Digital Economy TIM JORDAN “Writing in a personal and lively style, Tim Jordan intelligently explores the digital economic practices that constitute search, social media, online gaming and more. Tracing the perspectives, tactics and activities of users, advertisers and platforms, he separates the hype from the reality.” Thomas Poell, University of Amsterdam Boasting trillion-dollar companies, the digital economy profits from our emotions, our relationships with each other, and the ways we interact with the world. In this timely book, Tim Jordan deftly explores the workings of the digital economy, from Google and Uber to Wikipedia and Fortnite.
229 x 152mm | 208 pages | 2019 HB | 978-1-5095-1755-8 | £55.00 | $69.95 | €67.90 PB | 978-1-5095-1756-5 | £17.99 | $24.95 | €23.90 ebook available
Riding for Deliveroo Resistance in the New Economy CALLUM CANT University of West London What is life like for workers in the gig economy? Is it a paradise of flexibility and freedom? Or is it a world of exploitation? Callum Cant took a job with one of the most prominent platforms, Deliveroo, to find out. This mix of first-hand testimony and analysis is essential for anyone wishing to understand class struggle in platform capitalism.
216 x 138mm | 208 pages | 2019 HB | 978-1-5095-3550-7 | £45.00 | $59.95 | €55.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3551-4 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available
Sugar Daddy Capitalism The Dark Side of the New Economy PETER FLEMING Cass Business School In this witty and incisive book, Peter Fleming argues that the quest to rid society of bureaucracy, shrink government and burn red tape has certainly made capitalism “more human”, but not in the family-friendly way envisaged by free-market gurus. Instead, it is an anonymous and impersonal cash system that is also intent on getting under your skin. 216 x 138mm | 224 pages | 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2819-6 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2820-2 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €19.90 ebook available
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