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The Sharing Economy: A pathway to sustainability or a nightmarish form of Neoliberal Capitalism?

The sharing economy seemingly encompasses online peer-to-peer economic activities as diverse as rental (Airbnb), for-profit service provision (Uber), and gifting (Freecycle). The Silicon Valley success stories of Airbnb and Uber have catalyzed a vibrant sharing economy discourse, participated in by … Continue reading

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Paradoxes of openness and distinction in the Sharing Economy

This paper studies four sites from the sharing economy to analyze how class and other forms of inequality operate within this type of economic arrangement. On the basis of interviews and participant observation at a time bank, a food swap, a makerspace … Continue reading

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