This book presents research on pathways into creative work. The promise of ‘doing what you love’ continues to attract new entrants to the cultural and creative industries. Is that promise betrayed by the realities of pathways into creative work, or does a creative identification offer new personal and professional possibilities in the precarious contexts of contemporary work and employment? Two decades into the 21st century, aspiring creative workers undertake training and higher education courses in increasing numbers. Some attempt to convert personal enthusiasms and amateur activities into income-earning careers. To manage the uncertainties of self-employment, workers may utilise skills developed in other occupations, even developing timely new forms of collective organisation. The collection explores the experience of creative career entrants in numerous national contexts, including Australia, Belgium, China, Ireland, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Russia, the US and the UK. Chapters investigate the transitions of new workers and the obstacles they encounter on creative pathways. Chapters 1, 12 and 15 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-27 - Publisher: Springer Nature
This book presents research on pathways into creative work. The promise of ‘doing what you love’ continues to attract new entrants to the cultural and creative industries. Is that promise betrayed by the realities of pathways into creative work, or does a creative identification offer new personal and professional possibilities
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Authors: Shana MacDonald, Milena Radzikowska, Michelle MacArthur, Brianna I. Wiens
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The essays in this collection outline how feminists employ a variety of digital practices and tools to create spaces of solidarity, archive important feminist digital culture work, and offer blueprints for future feminist action.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-31 - Publisher: eBook Partnership
In an age when telling the wrong joke or using the wrong pronoun can cost you your career, Quillette magazine - founded in 2015 by Australian-based journalist Claire Lehmann - has provided a forum for thinkers of all political stripes to push back against the forces of intellectual conformity. Panics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-08 - Publisher: Hachette UK
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