Laboring Bodies and the Quantified Self

The body has become central to practices of self-tracking. By focusing on the relations between quantification, the body, and labor, this volume sheds light on the ways in which discourses on data collection and versions of the ›corporate self‹ are instrumental in redefining concepts of labor, including notions of immaterial and free labor in an increasingly virtual work environment. The contributions explore the functions of quantification in conceptualizing the body as a laboring body and examine how quantification contributes to disciplining the body. By doing so, they also inquire how practices of self-tracking, self-monitoring, and self-optimization have evolved historically.

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15 October 2020, 246 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4921-5

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Author(s)
Ulfried Reichardt / Regina Schober (eds.)
Book title
Laboring Bodies and the Quantified Self
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
246
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4921-5
DOI
10.14361/9783839449219
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JFC JHB
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
DSB JBCC JHB
Release date
15 October 2020
Edition
1
Topics
Körper, Amerika, Technik, Literatur
Readership
Literary and Cultural Studies, American Studies
Keywords/Tags
The Quantified Self, Body, Labor, Subjectivity, US Fiction, Literature, America, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Biopolitics, Literary Studies, David Foster Wallace, Postfeminism, Herman Melville, Fertility

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