Automating Inequality

Automating Inequality

  • Author : Virginia Eubanks
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1466885963
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WINNER: The 2018 McGannon Center Book Prize and shortlisted for the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice The New York Times Book Review: "Riveting." Naomi Klein: "This book is downright scary." Ethan Zuckerman, MIT: "Should be required reading." Dorothy Roberts, author of Killing the Black Body: "A must-read." Astra Taylor, author of The People's Platform: "The single most important book about technology you will read this year." Cory Doctorow: "Indispensable." A powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination—and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity The State of Indiana denies one million applications for healthcare, foodstamps and cash benefits in three years—because a new computer system interprets any mistake as “failure to cooperate.” In Los Angeles, an algorithm calculates the comparative vulnerability of tens of thousands of homeless people in order to prioritize them for an inadequate pool of housing resources. In Pittsburgh, a child welfare agency uses a statistical model to try to predict which children might be future victims of abuse or neglect. Since the dawn of the digital age, decision-making in finance, employment, politics, health and human services has undergone revolutionary change. Today, automated systems—rather than humans—control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain needed resources, and who is investigated for fraud. While we all live under this new regime of data, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor. In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile. The U.S. has always used its most cutting-edge science and technology to contain, investigate, discipline and punish the destitute. Like the county poorhouse and scientific charity before them, digital tracking and automated decision-making hide poverty from the middle-class public and give the nation the ethical distance it needs to make inhumane choices: which families get food and which starve, who has housing and who remains homeless, and which families are broken up by the state. In the process, they weaken democracy and betray our most cherished national values. This deeply researched and passionate book could not be more timely.

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around [Alethia Jones,Virginia Eubanks]

  • Author : Alethia Jones,Virginia Eubanks
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Total Pages : 354
  • ISBN-10 : 1438451164
Reveals a remarkable woman’s life and her contributions to social justice movements related to Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-r … GET BOOK
Poorly Understood

Poorly Understood [Mark Robert Rank,Lawrence M. Eppard,Heather E. Bullock]

  • Author : Mark Robert Rank,Lawrence M. Eppard,Heather E. Bullock
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 376
  • ISBN-10 : 0190881402
What if the idealized image of American societya land of opportunity that will reward hard work with economic successis completely wrong? Few topics have a … GET BOOK
Automate This

Automate This [Christopher Steiner]

  • Author : Christopher Steiner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1101572159
The rousing story of the last gasp of human agency and how today’s best and brightest minds are endeavoring to put an end to it. It used to be that to di … GET BOOK
The Rise of Big Data Policing

The Rise of Big Data Policing [Andrew Guthrie Ferguson]

  • Author : Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1479881473
Winner, 2018 Law & Legal Studies PROSE Award The consequences of big data and algorithm-driven policing and its impact on law enforcement In a high-tech co … GET BOOK
Weapons of Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction [Cathy O'Neil]

  • Author : Cathy O'Neil
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0553418823
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A former Wall Street quant sounds the alarm on Big Data and the mathematical models that threaten to rip apart our social fab … GET BOOK
Governing Electronically

Governing Electronically [P. Henman]

  • Author : P. Henman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 271
  • ISBN-10 : 0230248497
This book provides rare insights into the nature of contemporary, technologically-facilitated government. Its multidisciplinary approach demonstrates that … GET BOOK
Bodies of Information

Bodies of Information [Elizabeth Losh,Jacqueline Wernimont]

  • Author : Elizabeth Losh,Jacqueline Wernimont
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 544
  • ISBN-10 : 1452958599
A wide-ranging, interconnected anthology presents a diversity of feminist contributions to digital humanities In recent years, the digital humanities has b … GET BOOK
Predict and Surveil

Predict and Surveil [Sarah Brayne]

  • Author : Sarah Brayne
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0190684119
The scope of criminal justice surveillance has expanded rapidly in recent decades. At the same time, the use of big data has spread across a range of field … GET BOOK
The Digital Disconnect

The Digital Disconnect [Ellen Helsper]

  • Author : Ellen Helsper
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Total Pages : 232
  • ISBN-10 : 1526492962
With the increased digitisation of society comes an increased concern about who is left behind. From societal causes to the impact of everyday actions, The … GET BOOK
What Algorithms Want

What Algorithms Want [Ed Finn]

  • Author : Ed Finn
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 026233884X
The gap between theoretical ideas and messy reality, as seen in Neal Stephenson, Adam Smith, and Star Trek. We depend on—we believe in—algorithms to he … GET BOOK
Artificial Unintelligence

Artificial Unintelligence [Meredith Broussard]

  • Author : Meredith Broussard
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 248
  • ISBN-10 : 0262346745
A guide to understanding the inner workings and outer limits of technology and why we should never assume that computers always get it right. In Artificial … GET BOOK
The Age of Responsibility

The Age of Responsibility [Yascha Mounk]

  • Author : Yascha Mounk
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0674978293
Yascha Mounk shows why a focus on personal responsibility is wrong and counterproductive: it distracts us from the larger economic forces determining aggre … GET BOOK
Digitize and Punish

Digitize and Punish [Brian Jefferson]

  • Author : Brian Jefferson
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 232
  • ISBN-10 : 1452963444
Tracing the rise of digital computing in policing and punishment and its harmful impact on criminalized communities of color The U.S. Bureau of Justice Sta … GET BOOK
Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech

Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech [Sara Wachter-Boettcher]

  • Author : Sara Wachter-Boettcher
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 0393634647
“An entertaining romp that tells us where and why the tech industry, once America’s darling, went wrong, and what it might do to recover its good grace … GET BOOK
Design Justice

Design Justice [Sasha Costanza-Chock]

  • Author : Sasha Costanza-Chock
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Design
  • Total Pages : 360
  • ISBN-10 : 0262356872
An exploration of how design might be led by marginalized communities, dismantle structural inequality, and advance collective liberation and ecological su … GET BOOK
The People's Platform

The People's Platform [Astra Taylor]

  • Author : Astra Taylor
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0307360369
From a cutting-edge cultural commentator and documentary filmmaker, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great democr … GET BOOK
Winners Take All

Winners Take All [Anand Giridharadas]

  • Author : Anand Giridharadas
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0451493257
The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure th … GET BOOK
How Our Days Became Numbered

How Our Days Became Numbered [Dan Bouk]

  • Author : Dan Bouk
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 022625920X
Long before the age of "Big Data" or the rise of today's "self-quantifiers," American capitalism embraced "risk"--and proceeded to number our days. Life in … GET BOOK
Fake Geek Girls

Fake Geek Girls [Suzanne Scott]

  • Author : Suzanne Scott
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1479878359
Reveals the systematic marginalization of women within pop culture fan communities When Ghostbusters returned to the screen in 2016, some male fans of the … GET BOOK
Invisible Women

Invisible Women [Caroline Criado Perez]

  • Author : Caroline Criado Perez
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 1683353145
Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources … GET BOOK
The Black Image in the White Mind

The Black Image in the White Mind [Robert M. Entman,Andrew Rojecki]

  • Author : Robert M. Entman,Andrew Rojecki
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 340
  • ISBN-10 : 0226210774
Living in a segregated society, white Americans learn about African Americans not through personal relationships but through the images the media show them … GET BOOK
Poverty, inequality and social work

Poverty, inequality and social work [Cummins, Ian]

  • Author : Cummins, Ian
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 200
  • ISBN-10 : 1447334833
This book offers a critical, sociological analysis of the domino effect of neoliberalism and austerity politics on the role of social work and wider welfar … GET BOOK
The Ethics of Dissent

The Ethics of Dissent [Rosemary O′Leary]

  • Author : Rosemary O′Leary
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 216
  • ISBN-10 : 1544357915
"Rosemary O’Leary’s The Ethics of Dissent offers a novel take on rule breakers and whistle-blowers in the federal government. Finding a book that elega … GET BOOK
The Atlas of AI

The Atlas of AI [Kate Crawford]

  • Author : Kate Crawford
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0300252390
The hidden costs of artificial intelligence, from natural resources and labor to privacy and freedom What happens when artificial intelligence saturates po … GET BOOK
An Artificial Revolution

An Artificial Revolution [Ivana Bartoletti]

  • Author : Ivana Bartoletti
  • Publisher : Black Spot Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 144
  • ISBN-10 : 1911648128
AI has unparalleled transformative potential to reshape society, our economies and our working lives, but without legal scrutiny, international oversight a … GET BOOK
Black Software

Black Software [Charlton D. McIlwain]

  • Author : Charlton D. McIlwain
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0190863854
Activists, pundits, politicians, and the press frequently proclaim today's digitally mediated racial justice activism the new civil rights movement. As Cha … GET BOOK
Digital Social Work

Digital Social Work [Lauri Goldkind,Lea Wolf,Paul P. Freddolino]

  • Author : Lauri Goldkind,Lea Wolf,Paul P. Freddolino
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 019087113X
In a rapidly advancing technological culture, social work practitioners are frequently challenged to invent new strategies to meet client needs and foster … GET BOOK
Algorithms of Oppression

Algorithms of Oppression [Safiya Umoja Noble]

  • Author : Safiya Umoja Noble
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1479866768
As seen in Wired and Time A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google … GET BOOK
Privacy on the Ground

Privacy on the Ground [Kenneth A. Bamberger,Deirdre K. Mulligan]

  • Author : Kenneth A. Bamberger,Deirdre K. Mulligan
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0262331357
An examination of corporate privacy management in the United States, Germany, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom, identifying international best practic … GET BOOK
The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future

The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future [Sheila Jasanoff]

  • Author : Sheila Jasanoff
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0393253856
We live in a world increasingly governed by technology—but to what end? Technology rules us as much as laws do. It shapes the legal, social, and ethical … GET BOOK
The Address Book

The Address Book [Deirdre Mask]

  • Author : Deirdre Mask
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1250134781
Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction | One of Time Magazines's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 | Longlisted for the 2020 Porchlight Business Book … GET BOOK
Race After Technology

Race After Technology [Ruha Benjamin]

  • Author : Ruha Benjamin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 172
  • ISBN-10 : 1509526439
From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White suprema … GET BOOK
The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy [Brian Dolber,Michelle Rodino-Colocino,Chenjerai Kumanyika,Todd Wolfson]

  • Author : Brian Dolber,Michelle Rodino-Colocino,Chenjerai Kumanyika,Todd Wolfson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 328
  • ISBN-10 : 1000391353
This edited collection examines the gig economy in the age of convergence from a critical political economic perspective. Contributions explore how media, … GET BOOK
Callous Objects

Callous Objects [Robert Rosenberger]

  • Author : Robert Rosenberger
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 79
  • ISBN-10 : 1452956871
Uncovering injustices built into our everyday surroundings Callous Objects unearths cases in which cities push homeless people out of public spaces through … GET BOOK
The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data [Michael P. Lynch]

  • Author : Michael P. Lynch
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1631491865
"An intelligent book that struggles honestly with important questions: Is the net turning us into passive knowers? Is it degrading our ability to reason? W … GET BOOK
Self-Tracking

Self-Tracking [Gina Neff,Dawn Nafus]

  • Author : Gina Neff,Dawn Nafus
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 248
  • ISBN-10 : 0262334704
What happens when people turn their everyday experience into data: an introduction to the essential ideas and key challenges of self-tracking. People keep … GET BOOK
The Evil Hours

The Evil Hours [David J. Morris]

  • Author : David J. Morris
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0544084497
“An essential book” on PTSD, an all-too-common condition in both military veterans and civilians (The New York Times Book Review). Post-traumatic stres … GET BOOK
The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities

The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities [Eduardo Navas,Owen Gallagher,xtine burrough]

  • Author : Eduardo Navas,Owen Gallagher,xtine burrough
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 562
  • ISBN-10 : 1000346722
In this comprehensive and highly interdisciplinary companion, contributors reflect on remix across the broad spectrum of media and culture, with each chapt … GET BOOK
Technology

Technology [Penny Crofts,Honni van Rijswijk]

  • Author : Penny Crofts,Honni van Rijswijk
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 114
  • ISBN-10 : 1000381463
Placing contemporary technological developments in their historical context, this book argues for the importance of law in their regulation. Technological … GET BOOK