Creative labour : working in the creative industries / edited by Alan Mckinlay & Chris Smith

Mckinlay, Alan [dir.] | Smith, Chris [dir.].
ISBN: 9780230222007.Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, cop. 2009Description: xi, 270 p.Series: Critical perspectives on work and organisations: Summary: Creative Labour provides an insight into the unique employment issues affecting workers in film, television, theatre, arts, music and new media. In the UK alone, more than 1 million people work in the creative industries, generating billions of pounds in exports each year. These workers have to contend with elastic working hours, employment and promotion uncertainty and vigorous competition for each role. Creative Labour offers a contemporary perspective on a fascinating area of study and rapidly growing area in developed economies. (Font: Editor)
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Creative Labour provides an insight into the unique employment issues affecting workers in film, television, theatre, arts, music and new media.

In the UK alone, more than 1 million people work in the creative industries, generating billions of pounds in exports each year. These workers have to contend with elastic working hours, employment and promotion uncertainty and vigorous competition for each role. Creative Labour offers a contemporary perspective on a fascinating area of study and rapidly growing area in developed economies. (Font: Editor)

List of Tables -- Notes on contributors -- I. Theory and overview: 1. Creative industries and labour process analysis / Chris Smith and Alan McKinlay ; 2. Creative labour: content, contract and control / Chris Smith and Alan McKinlay ; 3. From conception to consumtion: creativity and the missing managerial link / Paul Thompson, Mike Jones and Chris Warhurst ; 4. Working in the creative economy: risk, adaptation and the persistence of exclusionary networks / Susan Christopherson -- II. Creative labour in practice: film, theatre and television: 5. Getting in and gettin on in Hollywood: freelance careers in an uncertain industry / Keith Randle and Nigel Culkin ; 6. Active networking: action, social strucutre and the process of networking / Helen Blair ; 7. "I don't know where you learn them: skills in film and TV / Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova ; 8. Bringing creative to market: actors as self-employed employees / Axel Haunschild and Doris Ruth Eikhof ; 9. Making "The bits between the adverts': management, accounting, collective bargaining and work in UK commercial television, 1979-2005 / Alan McKinlay -- III. New media: 10. Situating the production of new media: the case of San Francisco (1995-2000) / Andy C. Pratt ; 11. Beyond ther hype: working in the german internet industry / Nicole Mayer-Ahuja and Harald Wolf ; 12. The organisation of creativity: content, contracts and control in Swedish interactive media production / Fredrik Movitz and Ake Sandberg -- Author Index -- Subject Index

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