Dynamics of Virtual Work

The Social Meaning of Extra Money

Capitalism and the Commodification of Domestic and Leisure Activities

Editors: Naulin, Sidonie, Jourdain, Anne (Eds.)

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  • Offers insight into the 'entrepreneurialisation' of society, and how the associated effects of the expansion of capitalism on an individual and collective level
  • Cross-cuts separate bodies of literature, bringing together the social sciences of capitalism, markets and work on one side, and the sociology of leisure, domesticity and gender on the other, to provide new insight into the marketisation of everyday life
  • Brings to the forefront widely practised activities that have otherwise been considered trivial and understudied because they are feminine and/or popular practices
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About this book

Why do ordinary people who used to engage in domestic and leisure activities for free now try to make a profit from them? How and why do people commodify their free time? This book explores the marketization of blogging, cooking, craftwork, gardening, knitting, selling second-hand items, sexcamming, and more generally the economic use of free time. It outlines how the development of web platforms, the current economic context and post-Fordist values can account for this extension of market and labor.

Drawing on a range of interviews, ethnographic observations, and quantitative surveys, the contributors question the empowering effects of commodification, with a specific focus on how gender and class inequalities affect the social meanings of extra money. Ultimately, the collective findings demonstrate how commodification pervades even the most mundane social activities. This research will be invaluable to scholars and students with a focus on gender and digital sociology, the sociology of work and labour, and the marketization of leisure.


About the authors

Sidonie Naulin is Associate Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po Grenoble and Researcher at PACTE, France.

Anne Jourdain is Associate Professor of Sociology at Paris-Dauphine University and Researcher at IRISSO, France.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Marketization of Everyday Life

    Pages 1-29

    Jourdain, Anne (et al.)

  • Commodifying Leisure and Improving Its Social Value: Knitters’ Conspicuous Production on Ravelry.com

    Pages 33-59

    Zabban, Vinciane

  • Making Money Out of Leisure: The Marketization of Handicrafts and Food Blogging

    Pages 61-95

    Jourdain, Anne (et al.)

  • Selling Second-Hand Items on the Web: New Skills for Everyone?

    Pages 97-117

    Bailly, Adrien (et al.)

  • Comorian Women at Work: Juggling Insecure Jobs with the Transnational Suitcase Trade

    Pages 121-150

    Ahmad, Abdoul-Malik

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Hardcover 105,49 €
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  • Due: 19 septembre 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18296-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Meaning of Extra Money
Book Subtitle
Capitalism and the Commodification of Domestic and Leisure Activities
Editors
  • Sidonie Naulin
  • Anne Jourdain
Series Title
Dynamics of Virtual Work
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18297-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18297-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18296-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 284
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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