Eleanor Jean's research while affiliated with InterVal and other places

Publications (3)

Article
Today there is a proliferation of wearable and app-based technologies for self-quantification and self-tracking. This article explores the potential of an Open Marxist reading of Henri Lefebvre’s rhythmanalysis to understand data as an appearance assumed by the quantitative abstraction of everyday life, which negates a qualitative disjuncture betwe...

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... According to optimistic readings, wearable devices are a powerful tool for increasing the efficiency of wellness programmes, as they help employees to make healthier choices by rewarding positive behaviour through encouraging messages, instant feedback and attractive visuals or thanks to processes of gamification (Fritz et al., 2014;Giddens et al., 2017;Burns et al., 2012;Fogg, 2003;Paluch and Tuzovic, 2019). Conversely, critical approaches frame wearable technologies and the interest organisations display in corporate well-being programmes as a further means of control and exploitation of workers' bodies (Maltseva, 2020;Pitts et al., 2020;O'Neill, 2017). From this perspective, wearable devices and corporate well-being are seen as an invasion of workers' personal sphere, in order to improve their productivity and reduce organisational costs related to illness absenteeism (Lupton, 2016). ...