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Precarity, Biography and Event: Work and Time in the Cultural Industries

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posted on 25.04.2019, 11:26 by Mark Banks
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.

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Sociological Research Online, 2019

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Media, Communication and Sociology

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Sociological Research Online

Publisher

SAGE Publications (UK and US)

issn

1360-7804

Acceptance date

20/03/2019

Copyright date

2019

Available date

14/09/2019

Publisher version

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1360780419844526

Language

en

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