Get up, stand up? Theorising mobilisation in creative work

Percival, Neil and Lee, David (2020) Get up, stand up? Theorising mobilisation in creative work. Television and New Media. ISSN 1527-4764 (In Press)

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article concerns individualism, collective awareness and organised resistance in the creative industries. It applies the lens of John Kelly’s mobilisation theory (1998), usually used in a trade union context, to ‘TV WRAP’, a successful non-unionised campaign facilitated through an online community in the UK television (TV) industry in 2005, and finds that Kelly’s prerequisites to mobilisation were all present. It explores previously unpublished questionnaire data from a 2011 survey of over a thousand UK film and TV workers, which suggests that such prerequisites to mobilisation are still present in the TV workforce. Finally it examines recent and ongoing mobilisation by video game workers as a modern comparison, updating the relevance of Kelly’s theory to explore and consider potential models for a new politics of resistance in the digital age.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobilisation, creative industries, television, trade union, resistance, Kelly, freelance
Subjects: P300 Media studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 08:23
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2020 11:45

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