Locating Cultural Work: The Politics and Poetics of Rural, Regional and Remote Creativity

Hardcover | October 10, 2012

byS. Luckman

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This book builds upon the ground-breaking work already undertaken by the author filling the absence of research into the significance, character and value of creative industries beyond major urban centres. What has emerged in this work is the specific centrality of place, time and the natural environment to the creative practice of those who have chosen or found themselves operating outside the mainstream of urban creative milieus. Unlike any existing book in the market, Locating Cultural Work uniquely examines creative workers in terms of three interlinked concerns: the wider history of creativity and place in the UK since the Industrial Revolution (in particular the Romantics and the Arts and Craft Movement, especially as manifest in the Lake District and Cotswolds); the emotional—affective—drivers of creativity and place; and, the relationship between rural and regional cultural industries, tourism and environmental awareness.

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This book builds upon the ground-breaking work already undertaken by the author filling the absence of research into the significance, character and value of creative industries beyond major urban centres. What has emerged in this work is the specific centrality of place, time and the natural environment to the creative practice of tho...

SUSAN LUCKMAN is a Senior Lecturer 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.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 10, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230355420

ISBN - 13:9780230355422

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Introduction: Space for CreativityAffective Cultural Work: New Psychogeographies of CreativityPrecarious Labour Then and Now: The British Arts and Crafts Movement and the Ethics of Rural Cultural Work Re-visited Cultural Work, Stage of Life and Balanced LivesTourism, Regional Economies and Cultural WorkersSustainability, the Handmade and Cultural IndustriesConclusion: A 'Slow Creative Industries' Movement?