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Title: ‘”Creativity is a skill that everyone has”: Analysing creative workers’ self-presentations’
Authors: Eikhof, Doris Ruth
Chudzikowski, Katharina
First Published: 22-Nov-2018
Publisher: Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Citation: Creative Industries Journal, 2018, in press
Abstract: This paper discusses the research use of creative workers’ publicly available self-presentations such as documentaries or social media posts. In so doing it contributes to our understanding of how creative workers might fruitfully be researched. The paper, firstly, argues that self-presentations can provide valuable and rich insights into creative workers’ self-understanding, and thus can be of interest to creative industries researchers. Secondly, using the example of a film produced by Austrian product designers, the paper then demonstrates why researchers need to consider the processes through and contexts in which self-presentations are generated. The paper explains why self-presentations may not be treated in the same way as the first person accounts traditionally generated for social science research, and presents recommendations for how self-presentations might form parts of rigorous research designs.
DOI Link: 10.1080/17510694.2018.1535731
ISSN: 1751-0694
Embargo on file until: 22-Nov-2019
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2018, Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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