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IJSSH 2023 Vol.13(4): 260-267
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2023.V13.1156

Live-Streamer as Digital Labor: A Systematic Review

Jiaru Tang

Abstract—To grasp an overview of recent study on live streamer and to provide a reference for future direction, this study summarized the relevant literature on live streamer in past five years. This study comprehensively searched literature in major databases and obtained 35 papers that meet the inclusion criteria. Major findings include that there is a lack of global diversity in current research, thus further research need to expand the platform and geographical focus. The ambivalent and nascent nature of live streaming call for a subjective and dialectical perspective to explore the power dynamic between the stakeholders in platform economy. There is a need for more longitudinal studies to have a better understanding of the phenomenon as it evolves over time and vary from sociocultural and socioeconomic environment.

Index Terms—Digital labor, platform economy, systematic review

Jiaru Tang is with the School of Media and Communication, The University of Melbourne, Australia. E-mail: jiarut124@gmail.com (J.R.T.)


Cite: Jiaru Tang, "Live-Streamer as Digital Labor: A Systematic Review," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 260-267, 2023.

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