How Musical Actors Construct Their Labour-Market Vulnerability and Resilience
Oliver Ibert and Suntje Schmidt
while neglecting the aspects of materiality and physicality ( Holt 2008 : 236 ff.). In the approach employed here the social aspect of labour markets is not seen as a quality attributed to the object of inquiry but rather as the work and effort of actively associating entities with rather incommensurable qualities ( Latour 2005 : 1 ff.). This perspective can also benefit spatial-science research on creative labour markets, which has until now tended to see labour market uncertainties as spatially independent as opposed to attributing a distinctly local dimension to
associations between non-social entities. The social does not come to light as a separate domain of objects but rather exposes itself in the dynamic of the production of all kinds of associations. Social dynamics connect heterogeneous and incommensurable (i.e. of differing nature or quality) entities that are not compatible but nonetheless interact with one another on the same level. Social relations do thus not only exist between humans, but can also emerge between humans and machines or even find expression in the interaction of objects.
3.2 On the Concept of