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Antisocial Media: Anxious Labor in the Digital Economy

Greg Goldberg


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 separate chapter): 1) that all jobs may soon be automated out of existence, 2) that the sharing economy will degrade the few jobs that remain, and 3) that services like Facebook and Instagram are turning leisure into work, exploiting users in their so-called free time. Through an in-depth examination of these concerns, the book proposes that what really concerns these writers is not that work is being de ... More

Keywords: anxiety, technology, discourse, digital media, queer theory, social, antisocial, sharing economy, automation, playbor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479829989
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479829989.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Greg Goldberg, author
Wesleyan Univ

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