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Entrepreneurial labor among cultural producers: “cool” jobs in “hot” industries

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This article compares the work of fashion models and “new media workers” (those who work in the relatively new medium of the Internet as dot-com workers) in order to highlight the processes of entrepreneurial labor in culture industries. Based on interviews and participant-observation in New York City, we trace how entrepreneurial labor becomes intertwined with work identities in cultural industries both on and off the job. While workers are drawn to the autonomy, creativity and excitement th...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/10350330500310111

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Semiotics Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
3
Pages:
307-334
Publication date:
2006-08-15
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EISSN:
1470-1219
ISSN:
1035-0330
Pubs id:
pubs:638782
URN:
uri:f7c3d1b4-f32a-4470-a597-15790abebcb7
UUID:
f7c3d1b4-f32a-4470-a597-15790abebcb7
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pubs:638782
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