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Title: Precarity, Biography and Event: Work and Time in the Cultural Industries
Authors: Banks, Mark
First Published: 2019
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Citation: Sociological Research Online, 2019, In Press
Abstract: This article explores the temporality of work and employment in the cultural, creative and media industries (‘cultural work’). Building on recent sociological writing on ‘event-time’, I explore the ways in which owner-managers of small creative firms navigate the contingent workplace in a world of allegedly advanced ‘precarity’, yet seek also to maintain their own stable anchorage to a linear ‘biographical’ time marked by continuity and a control of material privilege. It is argued that understanding the political economy of time in cultural work requires theorisation of temporal continuity as well as change, not only to avoid making undue epochal judgments, but also to ensure continued recognition of social differences in the ways time is being encountered and experienced at work.
ISSN: 1360-7804
Links: TBA
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2019, SAGE Publications (UK and US). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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