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Title: The value of ethnic identity for creative entrepreneurs: Essays on legitimacy, innovation and identity in the creative industries
Authors: Thoelen, Annelies
Advisors: Zanoni, Patrizia
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: This study aims at highlighting the heterogeneity in the discursive strategies to construct one’s ethnic identity as a source of creativity along the lines of the omnipresent grand discourse of ‘diversity as a source of creativity’. In the creative industries namely, one’s identity is often used as a source of inspiration for creative products and services, warranting a careful construction of this identity. From our analysis of the identity narratives of 26 ethnic minority creatives four discursive strategies emerge: the active joining, the automatic belonging, the explicit self-exoticizing and the reflexive outsider strategy. This study contributes to the stream of literature studying the conception of immaterial sources of creativity and inspiration, and to a better understanding of the power of grand discourses in constructing one’s identity as a source of inspiration in the creative industries.
Allochtone ondernemers in de creatieve industrie hebben de laatste jaren veel aan zichtbaarheid gewonnen. Toch is er tot op heden weinig onderzoek verricht naar hun ervaringen, management en succesverhalen. Om de specifieke situatie van deze creatieve ondernemers te onderzoeken, deed voorliggend onderzoek een brede literatuurstudie binnen de velden van ondernemerschap, allochtoon ondernemerschap, creatief ondernemerschap, creatieve industrieën, identiteitsconstructies, etniciteit en diversiteit. Tevens werden 26 allochtone creatieve ondernemers diepgaand geïnterviewd. Het zijn dan ook hun (succes)cases die de onderzoeksdata vormen van dit proefschrift.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18870
ISBN: 9789089130358
Category: T1
Type: Theses and Dissertations
Appears in Collections: PhD theses
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