Negotiating a contemporary creative identity

Taylor, Stephanie and Littleton, Karen (2013). Negotiating a contemporary creative identity. In: Ashton, Daniel and Noonan, Caitriona eds. Cultural Work and Higher Education. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 154–171.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137013941_8

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Responding to the creative economy's status as an industry, education and government priority, this edited volume brings together original contributions to examine the experiences and realities of working within a number of creative sectors and addresses how higher education can both enable students to pursue and critically examine work in the cultural industries. Debates on cultural work are garnering more interest than ever before and this volume presents critical discussion based on research findings from academics and policy-makers in the fields of media and cultural studies, enterprise, employability, psychology, and education. The volume addresses: what cultural work is and how higher education is connected with its growth as a sector; educational initiatives that see students gaining ever more detailed experiences and insights; the ways in which students and cultural workers position their identities; and the politics of access and issues of exclusion as they relate to industry networks, race and gender.

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