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Gender and Creative Labour. Sociological Review Monographs

  • ID: 3110397
  • Book
  • June 2015
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The structural inequalities that characterise the cultural and creative industries are widely acknowledged yet to date there has been far too little consideration of the significance of gender for the burgeoning, precariously employed creative workforce of today s global economy. 
Gender and Creative Labour presents a collection of the most recent research findings and debate related to various employment positions in a range of creative industries from film and television to music and publishing to reveal the implications of gender for creative labour under contemporary neoliberal economic policies. Featuring contributions from leading academics in international fields, the collection illuminates the gender–specific issues that mark the creative sector. These include the media–driven image–making and requirements for self–presentation that are at the core of many creative occupations, the significance of conventional representations for the vigilant self–monitoring required to shape workers creative biographies, and the extra burdens on women combining precarious employment with parenting responsibilities in an age of intensive mothering . Scholarly and thought–provoking,
Gender and Creative Labour offers illuminating insights into the significance and workings of gender in the contemporary cultural and creative industries.
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Series editor s acknowledgements


Part 1: Introduction

Gender and creative labour

Bridget Conor, Rosalind Gill and Stephanie Taylor

Part 2: Sexism, segregation and gender roles

Sex, gender and work segregation in the cultural industries

David Hesmondhalgh and Sarah Baker

Unmanageable inequalities: sexism in the film industry

Deborah Jones and Judith K. Pringle

Part 3: Flexibility and informality

Getting in, getting on, getting out? Women as career scramblers in the UK film and television industries

Leung Wing–Fai, Rosalind Gill and Keith Randle

Labile labour gender, flexibility and creative work

George Morgan and Pariece Nelligan

Birds of a feather: informal recruitment practices and gendered outcomes for screenwriting work in the UK film industry

Natalie Wreyford

Part 4: Image–making and representation

Blowing your own trumpet: exploring the gendered dynamics of self–promotion in the classical music profession

Christina Scharff

Egotist , masochist , supplicant : Charlie and Donald Kaufman and the gendered screenwriter as creative worker

Bridget Conor

Genre anxiety: women travel writers experience of work

Ana Alacovska

The heroic body: toughness, femininity and the stunt double

Miranda J. Banks and Lauren Steimer

Part 5: Boundary–crossing

When Adam blogs: cultural work and the gender division of labour in Utopia

Ursula Huws

A new mystique?Working for yourself in the neoliberal economy

Stephanie Taylor

Hungry for the job: gender, unpaid internships, and the creative industries

Leslie Regan Shade and Jenna Jacobson

Notes on contributors

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Bridget Conor is a Lecturer in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King s College London. She is the author of Screenwriting: Creative Labour and Professional Practice (2014).. . Rosalind Gill is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at City University London. She is the author or editor of several books, including Gender and the Media (Polity, 2007).. . Stephanie Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University, UK. Her books include Contemporary Identities of Creativity and Creative Work (with Karen Littleton) and Narratives of Identity and Place.
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