Creative Labour in Turkey

Erman M. Demir
2018 Momentdergi  
In recent years, the political and academic discourse focusing on the economic potential of creative cultural industries is raising. The idea of creative culture industries which focuses on creativity and symbol production instead of material production presented as a source of prosperity for developing countries. It is claimed that individuals are set free from the routine working life by creative work, which offer flexible and independent work opportunities. At first glance, this change,
more » ... is considered to liberate the industrial revolution from the control measures, contains insecurities that burden the responsibility of learning and employment to the individual. The creative labor debate at the center of the creative economy involves the development of an individual's talent set on the one hand and the critique of these risks on the other. This study examines whether the sector dynamics in Turkey developed creative labour by means of online survey method and qualitative analysis. At the same time, aims to reveal the extent of the characteristics in the international literature. The similarities and differences with international literature have been discussed on subjective experiences related to precarious working conditions in Turkey.
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