ANSO143 | Spring | 3 ECTS

Living and Working in the Platform Economy

The platform economy is a social and economic system in the global information society. Platforms are many things. They are tools for organizing economic activity and maintaining social connections. They are also political tools for defining and blurring ownership of the data that people produce. In this course we will read across several key texts to understand the political, social and economic terms of the platform economy for different groups of people. Our readings will be guided by an interest in inequality, or the way resources are unequally divided across the social hierarchy. Students will be better equipped to think through social problems in the platform economy.