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Urban Music and Entrepreneurship
Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise





ISBN 9781138608894
Published June 28, 2018 by Routledge
160 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Youth unemployment in the UK remains around the one million mark, with many young people from impoverished backgrounds becoming and remaining NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). However, the NEET categorisation covertly disguises and obscures the significance of the diverse range of activities, achievements and accomplishments of those who operate in the informal creative economy.

With grime music and its related enterprise a key component of the urban music economy, this book employs the inherent contradictions and questions that emerge from an exploration of the grime music scene to build a complex reading of the socio-economic significance of urban music. Incorporating insightful dialogue with the participants in this economy, White challenges the prevailing wisdom on marginalised young people, whilst also confronting the assumption that the inertia and localisation of the grime culture results from its close links to NEET "members" and the informal sector.

Offering an ethnographic and timely critique of the NEET classification, this compelling book would be suitable for undergraduate and post-graduate students interested in urban studies, business, work and labour, education and employment, ethnography, music, and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations

 

Setting the Scene

 

Chapter 1. Introduction

 

Chapter 2: Grime in the City: Kinship and Belonging

 

Part II: Creative Enterprise as Social Practice

 

Chapter 3. Artist / Entrepreneurs: Working for Love and Money

 

Chapter 4. Business Studies from ‘The Ends’: Learning the Rules of the Game

 

Part III: Crossing Borders

 

Chapter 5. Enterprise Abroad: A Case Study from Ayia Napa

 

Chapter 6. Crossing Borders, Moving On: The Urban Music Economy as a Transformative Realm

 

Part IV: Conclusion 

 

Chapter 7. The Wrap Up: Entrepreneurship in the Urban Music Economy 

 

Appendix 1: The Research Sample 

 

Appendix 2: Reflections on Method

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Biography

Dr Joy White is a post-doctoral researcher whose interests include: enterprise, Grime music, social policy, mental health and wellbeing.