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Access Inequalities in the Artistic Labour Market in the UK: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Precariousness, Entrepreneurialism and Voluntarism

Samdanis, Marios, Lee, Soo Hee (2017) Access Inequalities in the Artistic Labour Market in the UK: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Precariousness, Entrepreneurialism and Voluntarism. European Management Review, 16 . pp. 887-907. ISSN 1740-4754. E-ISSN 1740-4762. (doi:10.1111/emre.12154) (KAR id:64076)

Abstract

This paper investigates the roles played by social enterprise and social activism in mitigating access inequalities in the artistic labour market in the UK. Our analysis focuses on underpaid internships as a primary form of access inequalities. By employing critical discourse analysis, this study contrasts the discourses of entrepreneurialism and voluntarism advocated by the government and social enterprises, with the counter-discourse of precarity advanced by social activists. The central argument is that precarity is not simply an innate characteristic of artistic labour, but is also a social construct and discourse which is directly linked to social class and the experience of less privileged creative workers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/emre.12154
Uncontrolled keywords: Access inequalities; precarity; social activism; social enterprise; voluntarism
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Soo Hee Lee
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 12:12 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2020 08:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64076 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lee, Soo Hee: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6053-6710
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