Alexandre Frenette
Vanderbilt University
SociologyPedagogyPublic relationsInternshipThe arts
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#1Alexandre Frenette (Vandy: Vanderbilt University)H-Index: 4
The sociological literature on creativity would suggest that collaboration between newcomers and more experienced members of an art world results in the fruitful combination of novelty and usefulne...
#1Alexandre FrenetteH-Index: 4
#2Richard E. OcejoH-Index: 6
Abstract Deriving pleasure and meaning from one’s job is especially potent in the cultural industries, where workers routinely sacrifice monetary rewards, stability, and tidier careers for the nonmonetary benefits of self-expression, autonomy, and contribution to the greater good. Cultural labor markets are consequently characterized by the continual churning of its workforce; the lure of “cool” employment attracts an oversupply of aspirants while precariousness and routinized work lead to short...
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#1Alexandre Frenette (Vandy: Vanderbilt University)H-Index: 4
#2Nathan D. Martin (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 6
Last. Steven J. Tepper (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 11
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ABSTRACTThis article draws on data from a survey of U.S. arts and design graduates (N = 26,672) to analyse the prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of multi-disciplinary artistic careers. We propose that the practice of multiple artforms is a common, albeit under-acknowledged, component of nimbly navigating artistic labour markets, alongside other strategies such as multiple jobholding and self-employment. While there are undoubtedly benefits to specialization, overall, we find that generalist a...
#1Nathan D. MartinH-Index: 6
#2Alexandre Frenette (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 4
This article considers how college resources (academic abilities, social engagement, and career skills) affect the likelihood of a successful post-graduation job search. Using survey data from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (N = 16,659 alumni who graduated between 1976 and 2015), we find that arts graduates are increasingly likely to be lost in transition. Over recent decades, the likelihood of experiencing a prolonged job search after graduation or initial employment in an unrelated...
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#1Alexandre Frenette (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 4
The articles in this special issue contribute to a burgeoning literature on the role of higher education in the creative economy and offer an engaging entry point to a better understanding of recen...
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ABSTRACTThis article situates the emergence of the “creative placemaking” policy initiative as the coordinated continuation of longstanding artistic practices and a reaction to scant funding in the United States. In contrast to creative class policies, creative placemaking proposes a broader set of outcomes, attempts to directly address issues of inequality, and expands the role of artists in society. However, these characteristics entail several challenges for stakeholders: difficulties in devi...
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#1Alexandre FrenetteH-Index: 4
#1Alexandre FrenetteH-Index: 4
#2Steven J. TepperH-Index: 11
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This article looks towards the future of the intern economy by focusing on its past. What led to recent debates about the intern economy? How did it become legally possible for interns to work for free? Using the United States as my case study, I draw parallels between the current intern economy and its closest historical antecedent, the apprenticeship system. By providing a brief overview of the history of work-based learning and the unpaid internship’s legal underpinnings, this article ultimat...
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