De-westernizing creative labour studies: The informality of creative work from an ex-centric perspective

  title={De-westernizing creative labour studies: The informality of creative work from an ex-centric perspective},
  author={Ana Alacovska and Rosalind Gill},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Studies},
  pages={195 - 212}
Creative labour studies focus almost exclusively on Euro-American metropolitan ‘creative hubs’ and hence the creative worker they theorize is typically white, middle-class, urban and overwhelmingly male. This article outlines the contours of a de-Westernizing project in creative labour studies while introducing a special journal issue that examines the lived dynamics of creative work outside the West. The article advocates an ‘ex-centric perspective’ on creative work. An ex-centric perspective… 
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