The Ordinal Society (Harvard University Press)
Friday, 10 May 2024

This book sets out the case that we now live in an “ordinal society.” Nearly every aspect of our lives is measured, ranked, and processed into discrete, standardized units of digital information. Marion Fourcade and Kieran Healy argue that technologies of information management, fueled by the abundance of personal data and the infrastructure of the internet, transform how we relate to ourselves and to each other through the market, the public sphere, and the state.

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The personal data we give in exchange for convenient tools like Gmail and Instagram provides the raw material for predictions about everything from our purchasing power to our character. The Ordinal Society shows how these algorithmic predictions influence people’s life chances and generate new forms of capital and social expectation: nobody wants to ride with an unrated cab driver anymore or rent to a tenant without a risk score.

Author: Marion Fourcade and Kieran Healy
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Date: April 2024
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0674971141
Print: 0674971140
Kindle: B0CNM7KYSP
Audience: General
Level: Introductory
Category: General interest

 

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