Beyond the Algorithm: Qualitative Insights for Gig Work Regulation

Author:   Deepa Das Acevedo
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781108738057


Pages:   235
Publication Date:   15 April 2021
Format:   Paperback
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Beyond the Algorithm: Qualitative Insights for Gig Work Regulation


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In Beyond the Algorithm: Qualitative Insights for Gig Work Regulation, Deepa Das Acevedo and a collection of scholars and experts show why government actors must go beyond mass surveys and data-scrubbing in order to truly understand the realities of gig work. The contributors draw on qualitative empirical research to reveal the narratives and real-life experiences that define gig work, and they connect these insights to policy debates being fought out in courts, town halls, and even in Congress itself. The book also bridges academic and non-academic worlds by drawing on the experiences of drivers, journalists, and workers' advocates who were among the first people to study gig work from the bottom up. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in gig work, the legal infrastructure surrounding it, and how that infrastructure can and must be improved.

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Author:   Deepa Das Acevedo
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.322kg
ISBN:  

9781108738057


ISBN 10:   1108738052
Pages:   235
Publication Date:   15 April 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

1. The rise and scope of gig work regulation Deepa Das Acevedo; 2. An Uber ambivalence: employee status, worker perspectives, and regulation in the gig economy V. B. Dubal; 3. Invisible work, visible workers: visibility regimes in online platforms for domestic work Alexandra Mateescu and Julia Ticona; 4. The importance of qualitative research approaches to gig economy taxation Shu-Yi Oei and Diane M. Ring; 5. Just a gig? Sharing economy work and the implications for career trajectory Alexandrea J. Ravenelle; 6. Algorithmic management, employment, and the self in gig work Julia Tomassetti; 7. Regulating transportation systems without authority (or data): plugging an Uber- and Lyft-sized hole in city transportation planning and policy Zak Accuardi; 8. Words matter: how tech media helped write gig companies into existence Sam Harnett; 9. Rewriting the rules: gig companies' drive for labor deregulation Rebecca Smith and Maya Pinto; 10. What regulators could gain by listening to Rideshare drivers Harry Campbell; Index.

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'Even approximately a decade into the modern 'gig economy,' many of us are still trying to grasp the basic contours of this phenomenon. Beyond the Algorithm takes us to the next level of understanding. What we can take away from its multidisciplinary approach is a more richly textured appreciation of how the nature of work is changing.' Sharon Block, Harvard Law School 'This superb collection provides an exceptionally rich and multifaceted treatment of gig work. Each chapter makes a focused contribution, yet together they range from driving to carework, from tax compliance to contract theory, from data access to media discourse. A must-read for empirically-grounded policymaking and legally-informed qualitative research.' Noah D. Zatz, UCLA School of Law


Author Information

Deepa Das Acevedo is a legal anthropologist and an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. Her scholarship draws on original fieldwork among gig workers, policymakers, and workers' advocates, and has been published in several law reviews. She co-chairs the Collaborative Research Network on Labor Rights of the Law and Society Association and chairs the Section on Law and Anthropology of the American Association of Law Schools.

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