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  • Collaborating, Competing, Co-working, Coalescing: Artists, Freelancers and Social Entrepreneurs as the ‘New Subjects’ of the Creative Economy

    Alessandro Gandini, Carolina Bandinelli, Alberto Cossu

    Chapter from the book: Graham J. & Gandini A. 2017. Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries.

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    This chapter is concerned with offering an understanding of the main traits that characterise the subjectivity of three prominent social actors in the creative economy – freelancers, social entrepreneurs and artists - and assess their significance in a context that shifts towards collaboration and sharing as modes of production. Building on individual ethnographic fieldwork conducted in various contexts between 2011-2014, we offer an ex-post reflection that draws from each author’s empirical research to provide a better understanding of how these subjects - each with its own peculiar features – represent an accurate illustration of the process of 're-embeddedness' of forms of the economic in the social that seems to characterise the current socio-economic conjuncture of the creative industries.

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    Gandini, A et al. 2017. Collaborating, Competing, Co-working, Coalescing: Artists, Freelancers and Social Entrepreneurs as the ‘New Subjects’ of the Creative Economy. In: Graham J. & Gandini A, Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book4.b
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    Published on June 29, 2017

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