Locating Cultural Work

The Politics and Poetics of Rural, Regional and Remote Creativity

Authors: Luckman, S.

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Drawing upon field work and interviews with cultural workers in the UK and Australia, this book examines the cultural work experiences of rural, regional and remotely located creative practitioners, and how this sits within local economies and communities.

About the authors

SUSAN LUCKMAN is Associate Professor in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia, Australia. She co-edited the anthology on creative music cultures and the global economy Sonic Synergies.

Reviews

'A lovely book that takes seriously the efforts of cultural workers to live good lives, and that considers their struggles with compassion and intelligence. Its originality lies in bringing together histories and theories that have been only very rarely employed in the burgeoning research on cultural industries.' - David Hesmondhalgh, Director of Media Industries Research Centre, University of Leeds, UK

'Finally, a book that excavates creativity from its holed-up, hipster, inner-city scene! Locating Cultural Work situates creativity in diverse and sometimes challenging places beyond the metropolis. In this kaleidoscopic book Susan Luckman addresses bigger questions of the precarity of cultural work, the impacts of gentrification on rural places, the opportunities and constraints of tourism and digital connectivity, philosophical and political antecedents, and the embodied and everyday travails of being creative in the countryside. If creativity is to play a part in refashioning rural and regional places, then this book has the answers and the warnings.' - Chris Gibson, Professor of Human Geography and Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research, University of Wollongong, Australia

'Who makes at the margins? In this erudite and elegantly-written book, Susan Luckman uncovers the diverse and distributed geographies of cultural work and explores thecomplex lives of those committed to the production of creative art, craft and culture. In challenging common assumptions about the Romantic legacy, the history of the handmade, and the ethical bankruptcy of modern work, Luckman brilliantly reveals the continuous and cyclical nature of cultural production, and deftly exposes the intangible, sensory and affective qualities of place that inspire today's cultural workers'. Mark Banks, Reader in Sociology, The Open University, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Space for Creativity

    Luckman, Susan

    Pages 1-13

  • Affective Cultural Work: New Psychogeographies of Creativity

    Luckman, Susan

    Pages 14-47

  • Precarious Labour Then and Now: The British Arts and Crafts Movement and the Ethics of Rural Cultural Work Re-visited

    Luckman, Susan

    Pages 48-84

  • Cultural Work, Stage of Life and Balanced Lives

    Luckman, Susan

    Pages 85-122

  • Tourism, Regional Economies and Cultural Workers

    Luckman, Susan

    Pages 123-145

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Locating Cultural Work
Book Subtitle
The Politics and Poetics of Rural, Regional and Remote Creativity
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28358-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137283580
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-35542-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34711-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 195
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