Department of Management, Society and Communication
- imagine .. Creative Industries Research
Alacovska’s current research interests revolve around the sociology of culture with an emphasis on the power of genres to influence institutional and social relations; the creative labour studies with a special accent on gender inequalities and the critical studies of media organizations. She is now conducting research on the economic, cultural and social dynamics of the production of Scandinavian crime fiction within the Danish publishing field. This project, entitled “Masters of Crime: Scandinavian Crime Fiction in a Media Industries Perspective”, is generously funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities.
She has been the leader of a large research project on the temporality and informality of post-socialist creative work financially supported through a grant awarded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation through the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.
- Creative/Media/Cultural Industries
- Sociology of culture
- Creative labour studies
- Genre studies
- Discourse analysis
- History of new media
- Participatory cultures
Creative Industries (Elective)
Consumer Culture and Communication
Interdisciplinary Theories and Methods
I welcome students for supervision in all areas of creative and media industries, creative work, creative business analysis, cultural policy, consumer cultures, the sharing economy, brand communities, participatory cultures, the political economy of media
Alacovska, A. (2018, online first) Informal creative labour practices: A relational work perspective. Human Relations https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726718754991
Alacovska, A. (2018, online first) 'Keep hoping, keep going': towards a hopeful sociology of creative work. The Sociological Review https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026118779014
Alacovska, A. (2017) The gendering power of genres: How Female Scandinavian Crime Fiction Writers Experience Professional Authorship. Organization, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2017, p. 377-396
Alacovska, A. (2017) The history of participatory practices: rethinking media genres in the history of user-generated content in 19th-century travel guidebooks. Media, Culture and Society Vol. 39, No. 5, 2017, p. 661-679 doi:10.1177/0163443716663642
Alacovska, A. (2015) „Legitimacy, self-interpretation and genre in media industries: A paratextual analysis of travel guidebook publishing‟ European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 18, No. 6, 2015, p. 601-619 DOI: 10.1177/1367549415572318
Alacovska, A. (2015) „Genre anxiety: women travel writers’ experience of work‟, Sociological Review, 63, S1, pp. 128-143 (published also in The Sociological Monograph Series „Gender and Creative Labour‟ Gill, R., Conor, B., & Taylor, S. (eds). DOI: 10.1111/1467-954X.12246
In: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2019, p. 195–212
In: Sociological Review, Vol. 67, No. 5, 9.2019, p. 1118-1136
In: M@n@gement, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2018, p. 1135-1153
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2018, 278 p.
In: The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment. . ed. /Stephanie Taylor; Susan Luckman. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2018, p. 41-63 (Dynamics of Virtual Work)
In: Human Relations, Vol. 71, No. 12, 12.2018, p. 1563–1589
In: Organization, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2017, p. 377-396
In: Media, Culture & Society, Vol. 39, No. 5, 2017, p. 661-679
In: Advancing Media Production Research: Shifting Sites, Methods, and Politics. . ed. /Chris Paterson; David Lee; Anamik Saha; Anna Zoellner. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2016, p. 181-199 (Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research )
In: The Sociological Review, Vol. 63, No. S1, 2015, p. 128-143
In: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 18, No. 6, 2015, p. 601-619
In: Exploring Creativity: Evaluative Practices in Innovation, Design, and the Arts. . ed. /Brian Moeran; Bo T. Christensen. New York : Cambridge University Press 2013, p. 172-190
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2013, 330 p. (PhD series, No. 21.2013)
In: Communication, Culture & Critique, Vol. 6, No. 1, 3.2013, p. 41-63
Vol. 1, Oxford : Berg Publishers 2012, 300 p.
Vol. 2, Oxford : Berg Publishers 2012, 348 p.
Vol. 3, Oxford : Berg Publishers 2012, 273 p.
Vol. 1, Oxford : Berg Publishers 2012, 378 p.
In: Creative Industries: Critical Readings: Concepts. . ed. /Brian Moeran; Ana Alacovska. Vol. 1, Oxford : Berg Publishers 2012, p. 12-20
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