The spark in the engine: creative workers in a global economy

Ursula Huws

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Introducing this volume, this paper summarises the contents and offers an analysis of the place of creative work in a global economy, focusing in particular on the restructuring of global value chains and the commodification of knowledge in a process which simultaneously opens up the possibility for new creative tasks for some workers whilst deskilling others. It concludes with a discussion of the contradictions that this presents for creative workers who may be offered a choice between disappointing their own creative aspirations or collaborating in their own exploitation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
JournalWork Organisation, Labour and Globalisation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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