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Creative Labour, Before and After ‘Going Freelance’: Contextual Factors and Coalition-Building Practices

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Creative Labour, Before and After ‘Going Freelance’ : Contextual Factors and Coalition-Building Practices. / Pitts, Frederick Harry.

The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment. ed. / Stephanie Taylor; Susan Luckman. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 87-107 (Dynamics of Virtual Work).

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Harvard

Pitts, FH 2017, Creative Labour, Before and After ‘Going Freelance’: Contextual Factors and Coalition-Building Practices. in S Taylor & S Luckman (eds), The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment. Dynamics of Virtual Work, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 87-107. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66038-7_5

APA

Pitts, F. H. (2017). Creative Labour, Before and After ‘Going Freelance’: Contextual Factors and Coalition-Building Practices. In S. Taylor, & S. Luckman (Eds.), The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment (pp. 87-107). (Dynamics of Virtual Work). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66038-7_5

Vancouver

Pitts FH. Creative Labour, Before and After ‘Going Freelance’: Contextual Factors and Coalition-Building Practices. In Taylor S, Luckman S, editors, The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. p. 87-107. (Dynamics of Virtual Work). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66038-7_5

Author

Pitts, Frederick Harry. / Creative Labour, Before and After ‘Going Freelance’ : Contextual Factors and Coalition-Building Practices. The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment. editor / Stephanie Taylor ; Susan Luckman. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 87-107 (Dynamics of Virtual Work).

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