Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the New Library Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download and loan books to a digital bookshelf. Alternatively most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.
A eBook title of interest is:
Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries by Angela McRobbie.
An extract from the publisher states:
In this exciting new book Angela McRobbie charts the
‘euphoric’ moment of the new creative economy, as it
rose to prominence in the UK during the Blair years, and considers
it from the perspective of contemporary experience of economic
austerity and uncertainty about work and employment.
McRobbie makes some bold arguments about the staging of creative
economy as a mode of ‘labour reform’; she proposes that
the dispositif of creativity is a fine-tuned instrument for
acclimatising the expanded, youthful urban middle classes to a
future of work without the raft of entitlements and security which
previous generations had struggled to win through the post-war
period of social democratic government.