Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy


Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy Business & Economics
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"Hustle and Gig vividly exposes the contradictions between the lofty promises of gig work for those with high social and cultural capital (e.g., Airbnb and Kitchensurfing workers) and the darker reality of many who struggle to make ends meet through platforms such as Uber and TaskRabbit."--Arne L. Kalleberg, author of Precarious Lives

"Hustle and Gig takes a smart, penetrating look at what's happening in the platform economy--how it resembles an earlier industrial age when workers toiled long hours doing piecework for meager pay while lacking many basic protections. This book sheds a much-needed light onto some dark corners of the gig economy."--Steven Greenhouse, author of Beaten Down, Worked Up

"Reveals how the gig economy is organized in ways that actually serve to roll back protections for workers--it is a 'hustle.'"--Jennifer Silva, author of Coming Up Short

"Ravenelle demonstrates an understanding of both local and global instances of emotional labor and precarious workplace challenges. Readers from every walk of life will respond to these excellent connections."--Tamara R. Mose, author of The Playdate and Raising Brooklyn

"Upends the slick rhetoric of micro-entrepreneurship and flexibility to reveal the seamy underside of providers' actual experiences--sexual harassment, uncompensated workplace injuries, client criminality, and extreme economic insecurity. These unforgettable narratives should reset the conversation about this new type of work."--Juliet Schor, author of Plenitude

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