The quantified self in precarity: Work, technology and what counts

The Quantified Self in Precarity highlights how, whether it be in insecure ‘gig’ work or office work, such digitalisation is not an inevitable process – nor is it one that necessarily improves working conditions. Indeed, through unique research and empirical data, Moore demonstrates how workplace quantification leads to high turnover rates, workplace rationalisation and worker stress and anxiety, with these issues linked to increased rates of subjective and objective precarity. Scientific management asked us to be efficient. Now, we are asked to be agile. But what does this mean for the everyday lives we lead?

Moore, P. (2018), The quantified self in precarity: Work, technology and what counts, New York, Routledge.

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  • Research publication
  • Other
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus
  • tasks, work intensity, working time quality, work-life balance
  • English
  • Routledge (Publisher)
  • Qualitative research
  • 2018
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