Laboring bodies and the quantified self

Publisher: Reichardt, Ulfried ; Schober, Regina
Document Type: Book
Year of publication: 2020
The title of a journal, publication series: American Culture Studies
Volume: 27
Place of publication: Bielefeld
Publishing house: transcript
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4921-5 , 978-3-8394-4921-9
ISSN: 2747-4372 , 2747-4380
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Humanities > Anglistik III - Amerikanische Literatur- u. Kulturwissenschaft (Reichardt 2001-)
Subject: 810 American literature in English
Abstract: 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 whick 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 envolved historically.

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