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Creative contexts: work placement subjectivities for the creative industries

Creative contexts: work placement subjectivities for the creative industries
Creative contexts: work placement subjectivities for the creative industries
This article examines reflections on work placement experiences generated for the Creative Contexts website by higher education students. The article outlines the aims of Creative Contexts to generate and share placement experiences and stories. The article analyses the reflections films available on the website, and reveals a continuum of agency in which students’ contributions generally foreground the individual at the expense of the structural. The analysis reveals that whilst Creative Contexts can help foreground the subjective dimensions of employability, the students’ focus on individual dispositions and attributes does little to question industry and placement norms and structural challenges
higher education, work placements, creative industries, reflection, subjectivity, employability
0142-5692
1-22
Ashton, Daniel
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Ashton, Daniel
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Ashton, Daniel (2014) Creative contexts: work placement subjectivities for the creative industries. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1-22. (doi:10.1080/01425692.2014.916602).

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This article examines reflections on work placement experiences generated for the Creative Contexts website by higher education students. The article outlines the aims of Creative Contexts to generate and share placement experiences and stories. The article analyses the reflections films available on the website, and reveals a continuum of agency in which students’ contributions generally foreground the individual at the expense of the structural. The analysis reveals that whilst Creative Contexts can help foreground the subjective dimensions of employability, the students’ focus on individual dispositions and attributes does little to question industry and placement norms and structural challenges

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Accepted/In Press date: 15 April 2014
Published date: 24 July 2014
Keywords: higher education, work placements, creative industries, reflection, subjectivity, employability
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 375613
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375613
ISSN: 0142-5692
PURE UUID: 3b6bc489-3fe6-44d6-8f09-840f1e5b6b55
ORCID for Daniel Ashton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3120-1783

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Date deposited: 11 May 2015 07:53
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:20

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