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dc.contributor.authorPennell, Sen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-27T02:16:54Z
dc.date.available2021-04-01en_US
dc.date.available2021-04-27T02:16:54Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-01en_US
dc.identifierhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6581-2059en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Sociology, 2021, April 2021, pp. 1 - 17 (17)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1440-7833en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/16306
dc.description.abstractirbnb is emblematic of a set of business practices commonly known as ‘the sharing economy’. It is a disruptive business model of homestay accommodation that has exploited conditions of growing precarity of work since 2008. Work precarity is particularly evident in regional tourist areas in New Zealand, which historically experience seasonal, part-time work and low wages. Airbnb draws specifically on the rhetoric of micro-entrepreneurism, with focus on individual freedom and choice: appealing concepts for those experiencing precarity. This article challenges the rhetoric of Airbnb and investigates notions of home, authenticity and hospitality that are reconceptualized under a specific regime of digital biopolitics. Drawing on research conducted in four regional tourist towns in New Zealand this article analyses the biopolitical interpellations that impact hosts’ subjectivities as entities in motion and considers the ways that the rationalities of Airbnb’s algorithms modulate the embodied behaviours of its hosts.en_US
dc.format.extent1 - 17 (17)en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1177/14407833211000122en_US
dc.subjectbiopoliticsen_US
dc.subjectairbnben_US
dc.subjectdigital communicationsen_US
dc.subjectplatform capitalismen_US
dc.subjecttourismen_US
dc.titleAirbnb and the paradox of the body: The biopolitical management of hosts in four tourist towns in New Zealand.en_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/14407833211000122en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id442717
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Sociologyen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences/School of People, Enviroment and Planning
dc.edition.editionApril 2021en_US
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1606 Political Scienceen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1608 Sociologyen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc2002 Cultural Studiesen_US


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