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Jazz musicians and the structuring of the labour market in Paris and London

Jazz musicians and the structuring of the labour market in Paris and London

Umney, Charles (2014) Jazz musicians and the structuring of the labour market in Paris and London. [Working Paper]

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Abstract

This paper looks at the way in which collective norms about the material conditions of work form on the labour market for jazz musicians in London and Paris. It shows how norms around price proliferate widely, but argues they are also undermined by their ‘internalisation’ as individual guidelines rather than collective demands. It also considers how institutional context may affect these dynamics, looking at the role of the Intermittents du Spectacle social insurance system on the labour market experiences of French musicians. It concludes that the similarities are more profound than the differences.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: musicians, jazz, labour markets, freelancers, United Kingdom, France
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:28
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12043

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