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Our own experiences of living and working in small island communities in Scotland and in Canada, as well as our good fortune to exchange and share in the expertise, research and knowledge of colleagues across both island studies networks and cultural work exchanges, has unquestionably informed our ‘take’ on examining cultural work within Scotland’s island context. Cultural work is typified by a capacity to create and circulate symbolic, aesthetic or creative goods and services (Banks 2007; Banks et al 2013) and in considering how we explore island cultural work we recognise that attempting to explain cultural work experience is a shifting and contingent process, not least in reference to Scotland’s various and layered island localisms. Why we are interested in examining Scotland’s islands as sites and spaces of cultural work is more prosaic. Creative and cultural industries are championed across Scotland. Scotland’s island authorities and enterprise bodies target and support culture and creativity as key drivers for economic growth, promotional confidence and socio-cultural well-being (Burnett and Danson 2017). Our contribution to this collection of essays presents an opportunity to scan the horizon of cultural work theorisation generally and use our bearings to comment on Scotland’s islands’ contexts more particularly.
|Title of host publication||Scotland and Islandness|
|Subtitle of host publication||Explorations in Community, Economy and Culture|
|Editors||Kathryn A. Burnett, Ray Burnett, Michael Danson|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||21|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781789974126, 9781789974133|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2021|
|Name||Studies in the History and Culture of Scotland|
- cultural work
- creative industries
- cultural economy
- cultural representation
- island products
- sociology of work
- sociology of place
- sociology of Scotland
- sociology of emotions
- rural sociology
- island studies
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- 1 Invited talk
Enterprising Islanders. The promotion of localism, foundational economies and community wealth building.
Kathryn Burnett (Invited speaker) & Mike Danson (Invited speaker)30 Jun 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
- 1 Presentation
Burnett, K. A. & Stalker, L. H., 17 Jun 2021.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Presentation › peer-review