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    ‘Men own television’: why women leave media work

    O'Brien, Anne (2014) ‘Men own television’: why women leave media work. Media, Culture & Society, 36 (8). pp. 1207-1218. ISSN 0163-4437

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    While all media workers face challenges particular to flexible specialization in a networked economy, there are differences in career outcomes for men and women, which occur as a result of gendered work cultures. Within media production these gendered contexts manifest through three main factors, which compromise women workers and can eventually cause them to exit their professions mid-career. Women leave media work because of a combination of the gendered nature of work cultures, the informalisation of the sector and structural restrictions placed on women’s agency to participate in networks. The interplay of these factors ultimately creates an impossible bind for many female media workers forcing them to exit media work.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: creative labour; gender; informalisation; networks; screen production; work culture;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 11852
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    Depositing User: Anne O'Brien
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 17:36
    Journal or Publication Title: Media, Culture & Society
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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