Book Chapter

Smoothing Out the Peaks and Troughs: Examining the Sustainability Strategies of Island-Based Creative Practitioners

Citation

Champion K (2020) Smoothing Out the Peaks and Troughs: Examining the Sustainability Strategies of Island-Based Creative Practitioners. In: Naudin A & Patel K (eds.) Craft Entrepreneurship. London: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 49-66. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781786613745/Craft-Entrepreneurship

Abstract
First paragraph: This chapter takes as its focus an exploration of the everyday experiences of craft workers in island geographies and how they adapt and manage their activities in distinct, informal and, arguably, entrepreneurial ways. As argued by Annette Naudin elsewhere in this book, exploration of the everyday practices of craft workers allows for a more nuanced examination which takes account of some of the contradictions and complexities associated with a conceptualisation of craft entrepreneurship. The chapter draws on a research project aimed at developing a better understanding of contemporary cultural work within geographical contexts considered to be rural and remote and, in particular, at contributing to knowledge regarding the factors that support sustainable careers in cultural work in such locations. Focusing on craft entrepreneurs active in the Northern Isles of Scotland, this chapter examines some of the specific challenges and complexities they faced and explores the techniques they adopted in an effort to reduce their precarious status.

StatusPublished
FundersThe Royal Society of Edinburgh
Publication date31/12/2020
Publication date online01/12/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32220
PublisherRowman and Littlefield
Publisher URLhttps://rowman.com/…Entrepreneurship
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9781786613745
eISBN9781786613752