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Cultural workers in the making

Cultural workers in the making
Cultural workers in the making
This article explores the situated practices through which higher education students understand ?becoming? cultural workers. Drawing on research with a media production studio operated by a UK higher education institution, this article examines how students understand themselves as nascent industry professionals and workers ?in-the-making? and connects this with critical debates on cultural workforce issues. This article reveals that while the studio as a work-based learning environment can equip students with industry-relevant skills and perspectives, there can be a distance and disconnect with cultural workforce issues of insecurity and working conditions. In response, this article examines how higher education can offer potentially productive spaces and opportunities for reflecting on these issues.
critical pedagogy, cultural industries, cultural work, higher education
1367-5494
468-488
Ashton, Daniel
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Ashton, Daniel
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Ashton, Daniel (2013) Cultural workers in the making. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 16 (4), 468-488. (doi:10.1177/1367549413484308).

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This article explores the situated practices through which higher education students understand ?becoming? cultural workers. Drawing on research with a media production studio operated by a UK higher education institution, this article examines how students understand themselves as nascent industry professionals and workers ?in-the-making? and connects this with critical debates on cultural workforce issues. This article reveals that while the studio as a work-based learning environment can equip students with industry-relevant skills and perspectives, there can be a distance and disconnect with cultural workforce issues of insecurity and working conditions. In response, this article examines how higher education can offer potentially productive spaces and opportunities for reflecting on these issues.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 26 April 2013
Published date: August 2013
Keywords: critical pedagogy, cultural industries, cultural work, higher education
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 375629
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375629
ISSN: 1367-5494
PURE UUID: 615514ed-b7c6-4062-80a1-26397a5affe2
ORCID for Daniel Ashton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3120-1783

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Date deposited: 23 Jun 2015 09:28
Last modified: 07 Aug 2019 00:31

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