Hesmondhalgh, DJ and Baker, S (2015) Sex, gender, and work segregation in the cultural industries. In: Conor, B, Gill, R and Taylor, S, (eds.) Gender and Creative Labour. Sociological Review Monographs . Wiley-Blackwell , Malden MA and Oxford . ISBN 978-1-119-06239-4
This chapter addresses work ‘segregation’ by sex in the cultural industries. We outline some of the main forms this takes, according to our observations: the high presence of women in marketing and public relations roles; the high numbers of women in production co-ordination and similar roles; the domination of men of more prestigious creative roles; and the domination by men of technical jobs. We then turn to explanation: what gender dynamics drive such patterns of work segregation according to sex? Drawing on interviews, we claim that the following stereotypes or prevailing discourses, concerning the distinctive attributes of women and men, may influence such segregation: that women are more caring, supportive and nurturing; that women are better communicators; that women are ‘better organised’; and that men are more creative because less bound by rules.
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|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications (Leeds) > Institute of Communication Studies (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Publications|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jan 2015 15:31|
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