Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy

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University of California Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Alexandrea J. Ravenelle is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mercy College and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU.
"The book is at its best and most useful when detailing--often in workers own words--the litany of injustices, indignities, and unsafe conditions visited upon the people working for these services. Such issues are not surprising and speak directly to why the Labor Department's directive is so problematic. Nevertheless, the sheer volume of workplace injuries, unreachable employers, legally tenuous situations like drug delivery and credit card scams, denied benefits, endemic sexual harassment, low wages, and constant stress about whether one will get hired enough on a day-to-day level is striking."--New Labor Forum
"Hustle and Gig is a timely and important addition to the nascent but rapidly expanding literature of this new economic movement. It vividly bring to life the realities that many gig workers face today as they move forward to the past. The reality that many face challenges not unlike their peers from over a century ago--piecemeal work, low wages, and lacking basic protections. Hustle and Gig would be of particular interest to scholars studying non-standard work arrangements and employment relations, but also to scholars with a general interest in work and occupations or labor history."--Social Forces