This chapter re-examines the dual contribution of peer production to productive efficiency and social justice. We first interrogate each of these concepts’ potential for future research. Next, the chapter reflexively evaluates peer production as an object of study by mapping a network of peer production researchers and by considering whether a field of “peer production studies” has emerged, as well as how such a field is structured. The questions that animate this chapter are: How should we think about peer production? How are other people thinking about it? What is it good for, in analytical terms, exactly? Should peer production become a field of study?
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Peer Production|
|Editors||Mathieu O'Neil, Christian Pentzold, Sophie Toupin|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Name||Handbooks in Communication and Media|