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The Resource Uberland : how algorithms are rewriting the rules of work, Alex Rosenblat

Uberland : how algorithms are rewriting the rules of work, Alex Rosenblat

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Uberland : how algorithms are rewriting the rules of work
Title
Uberland
Title remainder
how algorithms are rewriting the rules of work
Statement of responsibility
Alex Rosenblat
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A silent cultural revolution is reshaping how we will work for generations to come--and Uber is leading it. The Silicon Valley start-up has become a juggernaut of the sharing economy, promising drivers the opportunity to be entrepreneurs but managing them with algorithms and treating them like consumers. The billion-dollar global behemoth has upended our expectations about what it means to work in a society mediated by digital circuitry. Technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat shares her award-winning research on how algorithm managers are creating profound social and cultural shifts. Uber is now affecting everything from family life, management practices, and urban planning to racial equality campaigns and labor rights initiatives. Based on Rosenblat's firsthand experience of riding 5,000 miles with Uber drivers, daily visits to online forums from 2014 to 2018, and face-to-face discussions with senior Uber employees, Uberland goes beyond the headlines and deciphers the complex relationship between algorithms and workers. Technology enables Uber to call labor 'consumption' and thereby skirt regulations, experiment with working conditions, and mislead the public about driver earnings. Using algorithms and rhetoric, Uber and other big tech companies are blurring the line between worker and consumer and rewriting the rules of law and society"--Provided by publisher
Summary
A technology ethnographer chronicles the lives of Uber drivers in 25 cities North American cities, describing their working conditions and experiences as well as discussing the enormous impact the billion-dollar company has a variety of social issues
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10746340
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
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1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenblat, Alex
Dewey number
388.4/13212
Index
index present
LC call number
HE5620.R53
LC item number
R67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Uber (Firm)
  • Uber (Firm)
  • Ridesharing
  • Ridesharing
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how algorithms are rewriting the rules of work
Label
Uberland : how algorithms are rewriting the rules of work, Alex Rosenblat
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : using an app to go to work-Uber as a symbol of the new economy -- Workers as digital pawns : how Uber uses the sharing economy to exploit everyone -- Motivations to drive : how Uber creates jobs for many at the expense of a few -- Grandiose promises : how Uber proposes entrepreneurship to the masses -- The shady middleman : how Uber plays broker to line its pockets -- Behind the curtain : how Uber rules drivers with algorithms -- In the big leagues : how Uber plays ball -- Conclusion : the new age of Uber-how technology consumption rewrote the rules of work -- Appendix 1. methodology : how I studied Uber -- Appendix 2. ridehailing beyond Uber : meet Lyft, the younger twin
Control code
1970701
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780520298576
Lccn
2018023686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520298576
  • (OCoLC)1029786343
Label
Uberland : how algorithms are rewriting the rules of work, Alex Rosenblat
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : using an app to go to work-Uber as a symbol of the new economy -- Workers as digital pawns : how Uber uses the sharing economy to exploit everyone -- Motivations to drive : how Uber creates jobs for many at the expense of a few -- Grandiose promises : how Uber proposes entrepreneurship to the masses -- The shady middleman : how Uber plays broker to line its pockets -- Behind the curtain : how Uber rules drivers with algorithms -- In the big leagues : how Uber plays ball -- Conclusion : the new age of Uber-how technology consumption rewrote the rules of work -- Appendix 1. methodology : how I studied Uber -- Appendix 2. ridehailing beyond Uber : meet Lyft, the younger twin
Control code
1970701
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780520298576
Lccn
2018023686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520298576
  • (OCoLC)1029786343

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