Creative Labour: Working in the Creative Industries

Chris Smith (Editor), Alan McKinlay (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.

Key benefits:

• Grasp the realities of work behind the industry façade

• Compare creative work in different countries

• Evaluate real-life case-studies through a flexible, critical mindset

• Tailor your management decisions to the needs of creative staff
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages284
ISBN (Print)0-230-22200-5, 978-0230222007
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2009

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