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The Resource Invisibility by design : women and labor in Japan's digital economy, Gabriella Lukács

Invisibility by design : women and labor in Japan's digital economy, Gabriella Lukács

Label
Invisibility by design : women and labor in Japan's digital economy
Title
Invisibility by design
Title remainder
women and labor in Japan's digital economy
Statement of responsibility
Gabriella Lukács
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An examination of Japanese women's Internet-based entrepreneurship in the late 1990s. Disadvantaged by a long recession, and entrenched in a historically patriarchal and discriminatory labor marketplace, many Japanese women in the late 1990s and early 2000s turned to Internet commerce as an alternative to the traditional labor market. Drawing from Marxist and neo-Marxist theories of labor, as well as ethnographic research with Japanese women bloggers, net idols, cell phone novelists, and online traders, Gabriella Lukács's book explores how, in the context of Japanese women's online labor practices, the search for meaningful work drove innovations in capitalist accumulation--in this case, Internet-driven labor and market practices. By anchoring her research in the "feminized" space of online DIY entrepreneurship, Lukács traces how the development of digital economies utilizes pre-existing local economic inequalities. Positioning these women's online DIY businesses at the intersection of affective labor and intellectual labor, this book thus highlights the ways in which various identities shape whose labor is gendered, made visible, and recognized as productive. Lastly, this book deploys theories of assemblage to theorize the relationship between young women, the technologies they use, and their audiences in terms of "techno-social assemblages," and argues that metaphors of "seduction and duplicity"--more than metaphors of "domination and resistance"--best describe the relationship between actants and participants in these techno-social assemblages
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lukács, Gabriella
Dewey number
331.40952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2358.5.J3
LC item number
L85 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet and women
  • Internet
  • Blogs
  • Self-employed women
  • Electronic commerce
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Feminism and mass media
Label
Invisibility by design : women and labor in Japan's digital economy, Gabriella Lukács
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Labor and Gender in Japan's Digital Economy
  • Disidentifications: Women, Photography, and Everyday Patriarchy
  • The Labor of Cute: Net Idols in the Digital Economy
  • Career Porn: Blogging and the Good Life
  • Work Without Sweating: Amateur Traders and the Financialization of Daily Life
  • Dreamwork: Cell Phone Novelists, Affective Labor, and Precarity Politics
  • Epilogue: Digital Labor, Labor Precarity, and Basic Income
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9781478005810
Lccn
2019012129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1097675137
  • (OCoLC)1097675137
Label
Invisibility by design : women and labor in Japan's digital economy, Gabriella Lukács
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Labor and Gender in Japan's Digital Economy
  • Disidentifications: Women, Photography, and Everyday Patriarchy
  • The Labor of Cute: Net Idols in the Digital Economy
  • Career Porn: Blogging and the Good Life
  • Work Without Sweating: Amateur Traders and the Financialization of Daily Life
  • Dreamwork: Cell Phone Novelists, Affective Labor, and Precarity Politics
  • Epilogue: Digital Labor, Labor Precarity, and Basic Income
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9781478005810
Lccn
2019012129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1097675137
  • (OCoLC)1097675137

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