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Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2297-8348
Première publication
16 Apr 2016
Période de publication
3 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

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Volume 43 (2017): Edition 2 (July 2017)

Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2297-8348
Première publication
16 Apr 2016
Période de publication
3 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

Chercher

9 Articles
Accès libre

Introduction: Artistic Work as a “Laboratory” of Labour Market Deregulation?

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 239 - 252

Résumé

Accès libre

Contingent High-Skilled Work and Flexible Labor Markets. Creative Workers and Independent Contractors Cycling Between Employment and Unemployment

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 253 - 284

Résumé

Abstract

Flexibility in highly skilled jobs combines the characteristics of the secondary and the professional labor market, which oblige to revise the separation between salaried work and self-employment. Two cases are studied: the employment system of artists and technical workers in the performing arts and the work of independent contractors mediated by umbrella firms. An analysis of the French labor market shows how “flexicurity” may work, but also how its books may get unbalanced, as employers learn to make strategic use of unemployment insurance.

Mots clés

  • performing arts
  • independent contractors
  • flexibility
  • unemployment insurance
Accès libre

Unemployment Benefit at Work. The Appropriation of a Public Policy by Intermittent Workers in the Performing Arts in France

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 285 - 308

Résumé

Abstract

The rise of atypical forms of employment invites us to scrutinize unemployment benefit provision. Unlike the modern world of employment, based on “standard employment contract,” wage-earners in the performing arts advocate for the highly flexible regime of “intermittent” employment. Through the study of the effects of a deregulated market on careers, status and meaning of work, shared by atypical wage-earners, our aim is to understand the informal role of this compensation policy for their self-conception.

Mots clés

  • non-standard employment
  • unemployment benefit
  • autonomy
  • regulation
Accès libre

Being a Music Performer in French Speaking Switzerland: Relationships to Work and Employment

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 309 - 334

Résumé

Abstract

Ordinary musicians are a relatively hard to find population. Based on the results of the research project Musicians’ LIVES carried out between 2012 and 2015, this article presents the working situation of performing musicians in French speaking Switzerland. We compare the social characteristics of the musicians with the active population. We then analyse musicians’ relationship to work and examine the composition of their income. Three main ways of being a musician in Western Switzerland are presented: the “craftsman,” the “teacher” and the “artist.”

Mots clés

  • musicians
  • musical work
  • Western Switzerland
  • popular music
Accès libre

The Artist as a Contemporary Pattern of Masculinity. Milieu-specific Strategies of Coping with Precariousness

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 335 - 356

Résumé

Abstract

Based on a qualitative study on heterosexual female breadwinner couples, this article investigates milieu-specific coping strategies vis-à-vis conditions of precariousness and insecure employment. Against the background of the decline of the male breadwinner model, the study especially focuses on the transformations of masculinity. The article develops the thesis that an “artistic” self-image functions as a specific coping mechanism in the individualized milieu of the educated urban upper middle class.

Mots clés

  • precariousness
  • social milieus
  • artists
  • gender relations
  • masculinity
Accès libre

From the Periphery to the International Scene. Artistic Trajectories in the Trial of Mobility

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 357 - 374

Résumé

Abstract

Geographical mobility has become a norm of contemporary art. This article examines the spatial dynamics of artists as they face the challenges presented by peripheral territory in visual arts, putting their mobility and flexibility to the test. Whether staying anchored in a geographical area or moving abroad depends on the dominant scheme within the world of art. The globalization of contemporary art promotes the formation and recognition of “hypermobile” artists, but it can also lead to local strategies of withdrawal.

Mots clés

  • artistic trajectory
  • trial of mobility
  • contemporary art
  • centre-periphery
  • Switzerland
Accès libre

“You’re Not a Real Contemporary Dancer.” Discrepancy and Appropriation of the Artists’ Status by Dancers from a Working Class Background

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 375 - 400

Résumé

Mots clés

  • vocation
  • artistic profession
  • social mobility
  • working class
Accès libre

Being an Author: Literary Identities of Work in the Contemporary German Literary Field

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 401 - 422

Résumé

Abstract

This article considers the normative conceptions and images that contemporary German fiction authors associate with their own work. On the basis of twenty narrative interviews, the article examines the extent to which the different self-reflections of authors manifest themselves in subjective interpretations and literary practices, which in turn reflect the economic and social structure of the literary field. This study aims at an empirical reconstruction of typical notions of authorship.

Mots clés

  • literary field
  • authorship
  • autonomy
  • art and market
  • writer
Accès libre

Monitoring through Potentiality. Essay on the Artist Taken as an Exemplary Model

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 423 - 444

Résumé

Abstract

It has become a commonplace to consider the ideal of an artistic work attitude as being the very driving force behind today’s “aesthetic capitalism.” The present contribution questions this notion and shows that the exemplary model of the artist merely represents one component of a much larger “regime of potentiality.” Thus, the article propounds the analysis of “potentialism” as an approach that might help to grasp the reproductive logics of late capitalism without reducing them to a “creativity dispositive.”

Mots clés

  • art
  • capitalism
  • (re)production
  • potential
  • (self-)sufficiency
9 Articles
Accès libre

Introduction: Artistic Work as a “Laboratory” of Labour Market Deregulation?

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 239 - 252

Résumé

Accès libre

Contingent High-Skilled Work and Flexible Labor Markets. Creative Workers and Independent Contractors Cycling Between Employment and Unemployment

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 253 - 284

Résumé

Abstract

Flexibility in highly skilled jobs combines the characteristics of the secondary and the professional labor market, which oblige to revise the separation between salaried work and self-employment. Two cases are studied: the employment system of artists and technical workers in the performing arts and the work of independent contractors mediated by umbrella firms. An analysis of the French labor market shows how “flexicurity” may work, but also how its books may get unbalanced, as employers learn to make strategic use of unemployment insurance.

Mots clés

  • performing arts
  • independent contractors
  • flexibility
  • unemployment insurance
Accès libre

Unemployment Benefit at Work. The Appropriation of a Public Policy by Intermittent Workers in the Performing Arts in France

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 285 - 308

Résumé

Abstract

The rise of atypical forms of employment invites us to scrutinize unemployment benefit provision. Unlike the modern world of employment, based on “standard employment contract,” wage-earners in the performing arts advocate for the highly flexible regime of “intermittent” employment. Through the study of the effects of a deregulated market on careers, status and meaning of work, shared by atypical wage-earners, our aim is to understand the informal role of this compensation policy for their self-conception.

Mots clés

  • non-standard employment
  • unemployment benefit
  • autonomy
  • regulation
Accès libre

Being a Music Performer in French Speaking Switzerland: Relationships to Work and Employment

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 309 - 334

Résumé

Abstract

Ordinary musicians are a relatively hard to find population. Based on the results of the research project Musicians’ LIVES carried out between 2012 and 2015, this article presents the working situation of performing musicians in French speaking Switzerland. We compare the social characteristics of the musicians with the active population. We then analyse musicians’ relationship to work and examine the composition of their income. Three main ways of being a musician in Western Switzerland are presented: the “craftsman,” the “teacher” and the “artist.”

Mots clés

  • musicians
  • musical work
  • Western Switzerland
  • popular music
Accès libre

The Artist as a Contemporary Pattern of Masculinity. Milieu-specific Strategies of Coping with Precariousness

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 335 - 356

Résumé

Abstract

Based on a qualitative study on heterosexual female breadwinner couples, this article investigates milieu-specific coping strategies vis-à-vis conditions of precariousness and insecure employment. Against the background of the decline of the male breadwinner model, the study especially focuses on the transformations of masculinity. The article develops the thesis that an “artistic” self-image functions as a specific coping mechanism in the individualized milieu of the educated urban upper middle class.

Mots clés

  • precariousness
  • social milieus
  • artists
  • gender relations
  • masculinity
Accès libre

From the Periphery to the International Scene. Artistic Trajectories in the Trial of Mobility

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 357 - 374

Résumé

Abstract

Geographical mobility has become a norm of contemporary art. This article examines the spatial dynamics of artists as they face the challenges presented by peripheral territory in visual arts, putting their mobility and flexibility to the test. Whether staying anchored in a geographical area or moving abroad depends on the dominant scheme within the world of art. The globalization of contemporary art promotes the formation and recognition of “hypermobile” artists, but it can also lead to local strategies of withdrawal.

Mots clés

  • artistic trajectory
  • trial of mobility
  • contemporary art
  • centre-periphery
  • Switzerland
Accès libre

“You’re Not a Real Contemporary Dancer.” Discrepancy and Appropriation of the Artists’ Status by Dancers from a Working Class Background

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 375 - 400

Résumé

Mots clés

  • vocation
  • artistic profession
  • social mobility
  • working class
Accès libre

Being an Author: Literary Identities of Work in the Contemporary German Literary Field

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 401 - 422

Résumé

Abstract

This article considers the normative conceptions and images that contemporary German fiction authors associate with their own work. On the basis of twenty narrative interviews, the article examines the extent to which the different self-reflections of authors manifest themselves in subjective interpretations and literary practices, which in turn reflect the economic and social structure of the literary field. This study aims at an empirical reconstruction of typical notions of authorship.

Mots clés

  • literary field
  • authorship
  • autonomy
  • art and market
  • writer
Accès libre

Monitoring through Potentiality. Essay on the Artist Taken as an Exemplary Model

Publié en ligne: 29 May 2017
Pages: 423 - 444

Résumé

Abstract

It has become a commonplace to consider the ideal of an artistic work attitude as being the very driving force behind today’s “aesthetic capitalism.” The present contribution questions this notion and shows that the exemplary model of the artist merely represents one component of a much larger “regime of potentiality.” Thus, the article propounds the analysis of “potentialism” as an approach that might help to grasp the reproductive logics of late capitalism without reducing them to a “creativity dispositive.”

Mots clés

  • art
  • capitalism
  • (re)production
  • potential
  • (self-)sufficiency

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