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Brett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison, and Katherine J. Strandburg

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199972036

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972036.001.0001

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Labor and/as Love:

Labor and/as Love:

Exploring the Commons of Roller Derby

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(p.417) 13 Labor and/as Love
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Governing Knowledge Commons
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David Fagundes

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972036.003.0014

This chapter examines the knowledge commons that make up and sustain contemporary women’s roller derby. Roller derby and its related subculture arose and continue to grow thanks to the voluntary effort and inspiration of the thousands of enthusiasts who devote their free time to it. The chapter reflects briefly on the term “commons,” both in terms of its formal meaning in property theory and the more functional approach taken by the Madison, Frischmann, and Strandburg knowledge commons framework. It then explores three descriptive questions: what (if any) aspects of roller derby are governed as commons, how are those commons governed, and who has access to the resources governed as commons? The chapter considers why commons arise and why they are sustainable in the absence of pecuniary motivation, suggesting that labors of love, like roller derby, are more likely to be successfully governed as commons than as traditional private goods.

Keywords:   Roller derby, labors of love, knowledge commons, altruism, social norms, motivation, open source, share-alike

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