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George Morgan – academic visitor

George Morgan is visiting CCI at present; he gave a seminar in our Brown Bag Lunch series on precarious work and careers in the cultural industries. Here is some background. I’m on my second year of a three year Visiting Fellowship at CCCI and gave a seminar entitled ‘Subculture and New Capitalism’ on October 28th. I am using the time at City to complete my contribution to the manuscript of a new book (co-authored with Pariece Nelligan) with the (rather depressing) title, The Creativity Hoax. I am employed in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts University of Western Sydney, where I teach courses on youth cultures, cities and creative work. I have a longstanding connection to London, where I was born, and have conducted research here over many years. My work covers a variety of themes: cultural difference, in particular settler colonialism in Australia; Islamphobia and moral panics; youth cultures – with a focus on minority youth; and creative work/ precarious work. My books include Unsettled Places (Wakefield, 2006) and two collections co-edited with Scott Poynting Outrageous: Moral Panics in Australia (ACYS Press, 2006) and Global Islamophobia (Ashgate, 2012).  Journal articles on creative work include

2015 Morgan, G. and Nelligan, P. ‘Labile Labour – Gender, Flexibility and Creative Work’ in Sociological Review 63(S1) 66-83.

2014 Morgan, G. and Wood, J. ‘Creative Accommodations: The Fractured Transitions and Precarious Lives of Young MusiciansJournal of Cultural Economy 7(1) 64-78.

2013 Morgan, G, Wood, J. and Nelligan, P. ‘Beyond the Vocational Fragments: Creative Work, Precarious Labour and the Idea of ‘Flexploitation’ Economic and Labour Relations Review 24(3), 397 – 415.

2012 ‘Urban Renewal and the Creative Underclass: Indigenous Youth Subcultures’ in Journal of Urban Affairs, 34(2), 207-222.

sbbk273 • November 10, 2015

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