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Gender and creative labour

Conor, B., Gill, R. & Taylor, S. (2015). Gender and creative labour. The Sociological Review, 63(1_supp), pp. 1-22. doi: 10.1111/1467-954x.12237


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.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Conor, B., Gill, R. and Taylor, S. (2015), Gender and creative labour. The Sociological Review, 63: 1–22., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Culture & the Creative Industries
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