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Gender and Creative Labour: Introduction

Conor, Bridget; Gill, Rosalind and Taylor, Stephanie (2015). Gender and Creative Labour: Introduction. In: Conor, Bridget; Gill, Rosalind and Taylor, Stephanie eds. Gender and Creative Labour. Sociological Review Monograph Series (Vol. 63 S1). Wiley, pp. 1–22.

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Inequalities within the cultural and creative industries (CCI) have been insufficiently explored. International research across a range of industries reveals gendered patterns of disadvantage and exclusion which are, unsurprisingly, further complicated by divisions of class, and also disability and race and ethnicity. These persistent inequalities are amplified by the precariousness, informality and requirements for flexibility which are widely noted features of contemporary creative employment. In addition, women in particular are disadvantaged by the boundary-crossing (for instance, between home and work, paid work and unpaid work) and new pressures around identity-making and self-presentation, as well as continuing difficulties related to sexism and the need to manage parenting responsibilities alongside earning. This article introduces a new collection which explores these issues, marking the significance of gender for an understanding of creative labour in the neoliberal economy.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2015 The authors
ISBN: 1-119-06239-X, 978-1-119-06239-4
Extra Information: This collection will be published by Sociological Review Monographs. Articles in the collection have been peer-reviewed and have the status of articles in The Sociological Review journal.
Keywords: gender inequality; precariousness; sexism; self-representation; neoliberalism
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 41328
Depositing User: Stephanie Taylor
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 09:44
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 17:27
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