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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


DIAZ GORRITI, Virginia  and  INSUA CERRETANI, Patricia. Discourses about precariousness: consequences on artists' work and identity. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.135, pp.111-132.  Epub Oct 14, 2019. ISSN 2340-2733.

Precariousness is a work condition that affects many individuals in today's societies. It has already become a chronic problem that has a psychological impact on the well-being of many groups, such as artists, resulting in chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, nervousness, vulnerability, or artist's block. The objective of this research study is to analyze the discourses that circulate in newspapers and online news around the figure of the artist and how artists themselves communicate about precariousness and its consequences. The methodology followed has focused on the identification of interpretative repertoires as to how people communicate about precariousness in the discursive contexts that society conveys in reference to the production of art and its consumption. Among the results found, we can highlight the presence of three interpretative repertoires in which artists themselves give an account of what it is like to live in precariousness and its psychological consequences in their identity and well-being.

Keywords : precariousness; psychological well-being; artist; discourse analysis; interpretative repertoires.

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