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dc.contributor.editorTravlou, Penny
dc.contributor.editorCiolfi, Luigina
dc.description.abstract“Sharing economy” and “collaborative economy” refer to a proliferation of initiatives, business models, digital platforms and forms of work that characterise contemporary life: from community-led initiatives and activist campaigns, to the impact of global sharing platforms in contexts such as network hospitality, transportation, etc. Sharing the common lens of ethnographic methods, this book presents in-depth examinations of collaborative economy phenomena. The book combines qualitative research and ethnographic methodology with a range of different collaborative economy case studies and topics across Europe. It uniquely offers a truly interdisciplinary approach. It emerges from a unique, long-term, multinational, cross-European collaboration between researchers from various disciplines (e.g., sociology, anthropology, geography, business studies, law, computing, information systems), career stages, and epistemological backgrounds, brought together by a shared research interest in the collaborative economy. This book is a further contribution to the in-depth qualitative understanding of the complexities of the collaborative economy phenomenon. These rich accounts contribute to the painting of a complex landscape that spans several countries and regions, and diverse political, cultural, and organisational backdrops. This book also offers important reflections on the role of ethnographic researchers, and on their stance and outlook, that are of paramount interest across the disciplines involved in collaborative economy research.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherSocio-technical systems; Ethnography; Collaborative economy; Sharing economy
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::U Computing and Information Technology::UY Computer science::UYZ Human–computer interaction
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBF Social and ethical issues
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences
dc.titleEthnographies of Collaborative Economies across Europe
dc.title.alternativeUnderstanding Sharing and Caring
oapen.relation.isFundedByEuropean Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
oapen.grant.programFrom Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical of the Collaborative Economy

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