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Sharing Consumption: The City as Platform

Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman

in Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029728
eISBN:
9780262329705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029728.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 1 examines the contemporary revival of sharing as collaborative consumption in mediated and particularly commercial forms, with examples from food sharing in particular. It reports surveys of ... More


Sharing

Greg Goldberg

in Antisocial Media: Anxious Labor in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829989
eISBN:
9781479898046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829989.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines popular and academic concerns that the sharing economy offers workers a raw deal—lower salaries, fewer benefits, and little job security—and that workers have essentially been ... More


Introduction

Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman

in Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029728
eISBN:
9780262329705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029728.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The introduction outlines the challenges and opportunities of humanity’s increasingly urban future, setting out a case for sharing cities as a response to those challenges. It defines the ‘sharing ... More


Afterword: Looking Ahead on Technology Trends, Industry Organization, and Government IT

Patrick Dunleavy, Helen Margetts, Simon Bastow, and Jane Tinkler

in Digital Era Governance: IT Corporations, the State, and e-Government

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199296194
eISBN:
9780191700750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296194.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Political Economy

This afterword looks at some of the most feasible ‘next-wave’ technology-driven changes, then at how the world market for government IT may change in the next two decades, and finally at alternative ... More


The (Mostly) Empty Promise of the Sharing Economy

Maurie J. Cohen

in The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198768555
eISBN:
9780191821912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768555.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Microeconomics

Chapter 3 examines the so-called sharing economy which is premised on establishing ways to redefine the boundaries between product ownership and use and creating opportunities for collaboration ... More


Antisocial Media: Anxious Labor in the Digital Economy

Greg Goldberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829989
eISBN:
9781479898046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829989.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book addresses popular and academic concerns that the institution of work is being irreparably damaged by digital/media technologies. The book considers three specific concerns (each in a ... More


Case Study: San Francisco

Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman

in Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029728
eISBN:
9780262329705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029728.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The case study describes the boom in commercial, mediated sharing in San Francisco and the associated values shift amongst millennials. It highlights the city’s efforts to leverage and support ... More


Doublespeak

Jeremias Prassl

in Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter turns to linguistic matters. It explores how, despite their focus on commercial labour intermediation, platforms were originally cast in a different light, operating under the mantle of ... More


Case Study: Seoul

Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman

in Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029728
eISBN:
9780262329705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029728.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The case study highlights the socio-cultural origins of sharing models in Seoul, providing some context on the Korean communitarian cultural concept of jeong. It highlights the leading role of city ... More


Ownership’s Uncertain Future

Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz

in The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035019
eISBN:
9780262335959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035019.003.0010
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

This chapter begins by considering the emergence of the sharing economy, which brings consumers cheaper access and convenience. But it also deprives consumers of some rights that are commonly ... More


Introduction

Greg Goldberg

in Antisocial Media: Anxious Labor in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829989
eISBN:
9781479898046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829989.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The first half of this chapter introduces the scope, argument, and theoretical orientation of the book. It also summarizes the debates surrounding the antisocial thesis in queer theory and offers a ... More


Two Examples of Recent Aesthetico-Political Forms of Community: Occupy and Sharing Economy

Dietmar Wetzel

in The Common Growl: Toward a Poetics of Precarious Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270910
eISBN:
9780823270965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270910.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay takes a programmatic look at the theoretical concerns posed regarding community, examining two different movements, the Occupy movement and the Sharing economy, in terms of interruptions ... More


Coding <i>Cow Clicker</i>: The Work of Algorithms

Ed Finn

in What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035927
eISBN:
9780262338837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.003.0005
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

Chapter 4 begins with Ian Bogost’s satirical Facebook game Cow Clicker and its send-up of the “gamification” movement to add quantification and algorithmic thinking to many facets of everyday life. ... More


Sharing

Maria Bezaitis

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Using the so-called “sharing economy” or on-demand economy as a jumping off point, this chapter considers the logic and commodification of the gift. Early users of Airbnb, a digital platform that ... More


The power of social innovation

Bruce Katz and Anne Power

in Cities for a Small Continent: International Handbook of City Recovery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447327523
eISBN:
9781447327547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327523.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

This chapter is about the social economy, social exclusion and inclusion. SMEs not only sustain production and services but also support a renewed social focus with many breakthrough social ... More


E-commerce and the Internet of Money

Ethan Katsh and Orna Rabinovich-Einy

in Digital Justice: Technology and the Internet of Disputes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190464585
eISBN:
9780190464615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464585.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Chapter 3 opens Part II of the book with a focus on e-commerce. E-commerce is the arena in which ODR is most developed and where it has been embraced by public international bodies interested in ... More


The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy

Maurie J. Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198768555
eISBN:
9780191821912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768555.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Microeconomics

Consumer society in the United States and other countries is receding due to demographic ageing, rising income inequality, political paralysis, and resource scarcity. Simultaneously steady jobs that ... More


Taming Platform Capitalism to Meet Human Needs

Gerald F. Davis and S.D. Shibulal

in Capitalism Beyond Mutuality?: Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825067
eISBN:
9780191863745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825067.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Political Economy

We are witnessing the emergence of an information and communication technology (ICT)-enabled platform capitalism in which traditional corporations are being displaced. Railing against traditional ... More


The Platform Society

José van Dijck, Thomas Poell, and Martijn de Waal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190889760
eISBN:
9780190889807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889760.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Individuals all over the world can use Airbnb to rent an apartment in a foreign city, check Coursera to find a course on statistics, join PatientsLikeMe to exchange information about one’s disease, ... More


Trust and Social Dilemmas: A Selected Review of Evidence and Applications

Karen S. Cook and Bogdan State

in Trust in Social Dilemmas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190630782
eISBN:
9780190630812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630782.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the linkages between trust and cooperation in social dilemmas. In the typical social dilemma individuals do not know what others will do, thus they must make assumptions about ... More


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