Work and Alienation in the Platform Economy 9781529226560, 9781529226546, 9781529226577

Once hidden behind the veils of entrepreneurship, it is now clear that platforms are reshaping the world of work, and Am

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Table of contents :
1. Introduction

Part 1: Examining The World of Work and Workers

2. How to Study Alienation: Marx’s Four Relations

3. How to Grasp Agency: The Power Resources Approach

Part 2: The Birth and Growth of Platforms

4. Historicizing Three Generations of Platforms

5. Contextualizing Amazon’s Growing Empire

Part 3: Workers on the (Digital) Amazon Shop Floor

6. Cog in the Machine: Working the Amazon Circulation Line

7. “I Am Not a Robot”: (Trans)national Labour Organization at the Warehouses

8. “Artificial Artificial Intelligence”: Gigging on Amazon Mechanical Turk

9. Instrumentalizing Technology: Digital Solidarity with and among MTurk Workers

10. Alienation Across Amazon and the Platform Economy

11. The Power of Amazon Workers and Platform Workers

12. Conclusion

Work and Alienation in the Platform Economy
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