Bridging the gap between critical algorithm studies and the social sciences

the case of platform work

Kirjoittajat

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23978/inf.107986

Avainsanat:

alustatyö, Maurizio Lazzarato, kriittiset algoritmitutkimukset, monitieteisyys

Abstrakti

Alustat ja alustatyö 2000-luvun puolivälistä lähtien ovat lisääntyneet suuresti. Vaikka myös alustoja ja alustatyötä koskeva tutkimus on laajentunut, näyttää informaatio- ja sosiaalitieteellisen tutkimuksen välillä olevan suuri kuilu. Tässä artikkelissa näytän sosiologi Maurizio Lazzarato käsitteistön avulla, että alustan teknisellä infrastruktuurilla ja erityisesti algoritmilla, on suora vaikutus työhön ja alustan työntekijän toimijuuteen. Tämä näkökulma mahdollistaa kriittisiä kysymyksiä alustatyöstä ja alustoista. Metodologisesti etnografinen lähestymistapa, joka näkee algoritmit osana kulttuuria, jossa on omalla tavallaan instituutioiden vaikutukset ihmisiin, voi tukea yhteistyötä eri tieteenalojen välillä. Kun tällainen lähestymistapa yhdistetään algoritmitutkimuksen oivalluksiin, lähestymistapa soveltuu myös poliittisille kysymyksille, jotka koskevat alustan työntekijöitä ja niiden asemaa työmarkkinoilla ja sosiaaliturvassa.

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Tiedostolataukset

Julkaistu

2021-11-05

Viittaaminen

Jonker-Hoffrén, P. (2021). Bridging the gap between critical algorithm studies and the social sciences: the case of platform work. Informaatiotutkimus, 40(3), 65–84. https://doi.org/10.23978/inf.107986