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The Platform Society

José van Dijck, Thomas Poell, and Martijn de Waal


Individuals all over the world can use Airbnb to rent an apartment in a foreign city, check Coursera to find a course on statistics, join PatientsLikeMe to exchange information about one’s disease, hail a cab using Uber, or read the news through Facebook’s Instant Articles. In The Platform Society, Van Dijck, Poell, and De Waal offer a comprehensive analysis of a connective world where platforms have penetrated the heart of societies—disrupting markets and labor relations, transforming social and civic practices, and affecting democratic processes. The Platform Society analyzes intense struggl ... More

Keywords: platform economy, sharing economy, data economy, data system, datafication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190889760
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190889760.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

José van Dijck, author
Distinguished University Professor, Utrecht University

Thomas Poell, author
Senior Lecturer in New Media & Digital Culture, University of Amsterdam

Martijn de Waal, author
Professor, University of Amsterdam