Be Creative [electronic resource] : Making a Living in the New Culture Industries.

by McRobbie, AngelaLooking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Chicester : Polity Press, 2015.Description: 1 online resource (197 pages).ISBN: 9780745688107.Subject(s): Cultural industries -- Employees | Electronic booksLooking glassAlternative form: Print version: Be Creative : Making a Living in the New Culture Industries 9780745661940Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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In this exciting new book Angela McRobbie charts the 'euphoric' moment of the new creative economy, as it rose to prominence in the UK during the Blair years, and considers it from the perspective of contemporary experience of economic austerity and uncertainty about work and employment.

McRobbie makes some bold arguments about the staging of creative economy as a mode of 'labour reform'; she proposes that the dispositif of creativity is a fine-tuned instrument for acclimatising the expanded, youthful urban middle classes to a future of work without the raft of entitlements and security which previous generations had struggled to win through the post-war period of social democratic government.

Adopting a cultural studies perspective, McRobbie re-considers resistance as 'line of flight' and shows what is at stake in the new politics of culture and creativity. She incisively analyses 'project working' as the embodiment of the future of work and poses the question as to how people who come together on this basis can envisage developing stronger and more protective organisations and associations. Scattered throughout the book are excerpts from interviews with artists, stylists, fashion designers, policy-makers, and social entrepreneurs.

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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

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Angela McRobbie is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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