Social media in the creative sector: 'Below the line' screen industries employees

Social media has become a pervasive yet highly contested feature of work, altering public/private boundaries and amplifying tensions between workers, managers and employers. This project examines, in the distinctive employment relations of the commercial creative industries, how personal/professional boundaries are negotiated, subverted and codified. The creative industries are at the forefront of shifts to contingent employment and have widely embraced social media as a professional tool in and beyond the workplace. The project will deliver results with profound implications for privacy, professionalism and autonomy, as well as informing policy debates and employment regulation.


Team

Publications

  • (2018) Stitching it all together: Service producers and the spatial dynamics of screen media labor. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 21(4), pp. 359-374.
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