Contributions to Economics

The Future of Work in the United States

Discourses on Automation and the Platform Economy

Authors: Rauscher, Natalie

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  • Provides an in-depth analysis of current discourses on the future of work in the United States
  • Uses quantitative and qualitative methods such as corpus linguistic methods and exemplary textual analysis
  • Provides insight into the rapidly changing field of the platform economy
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This book presents and analyzes how restructuring processes due to technological change are reflected and processed in political and public discourses in the United States in the most recent past. More specifically, this work examines how the themes of automation, digitization, and the platform economy and their impact on the future of work are reflected in public discourse through the analysis of journalistic articles, and political discourse through the analysis of congressional hearings. 
Public and political discourses, as well as economic narratives, shape our understanding of certain developments such as technological change, our behavior more generally, and societal support of said developments. Therefore, it is vital to investigate and analyze these discourses in order to show how technological change is perceived and evaluated today. This work draws from concepts and methods of several different disciplines, most notably using a combination of corpus-linguistic methods and exemplary textual analysis. This way, this work stands as truly interdisciplinary, with a unique approach to the quantitative and qualitative examination of discourses.

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Natalie Rauscher is a research associate at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at Heidelberg University, Germany. Her research interests include discourses on the future of work, as well as the rise of the platform economy in the US. She is also working on other topics like social movements, social media, American philanthropy, think tanks, and the impact of natural catastrophes in the US. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Work in the United States
Book Subtitle
Discourses on Automation and the Platform Economy
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-82307-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-82307-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-82306-1
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 398
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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