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Hitting The ‘Glass Wall’: On Age and Inequality in the Cultural Industries

By Sven Brodmerkel and Richie Barker Many segments of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) are characterised by extraordinarily skewed age profiles. For example, a recent survey of 15 leading Australian advertising agencies revealed that 62 per cent of their employees were under 35 years old, and just 10 per cent were older than 45 years. These […]

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The Sociological Review Annual Lecture 2015: Classificatory Struggles: Class, Culture and Inequality in Neoliberal Times

Imogen Tyler gave The Sociological Review Annual Lecture 2015, with Bev Skeggs and Sarah Green acting as respondents. The lecture took place at 5pm on February 20th at the Manchester Museum on Oxford Road in Manchester.  The fate of groups is bound up with the words that designate them (Bourdieu, 1984). This paper begins by arguing […]

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EU Migrants: Differences, Inequalities and Distinctions

By Simone Varriale ‘He [a colleague] used to call me ‘spaghetto’, once, twice, three times, four times, then I told him to stop […] I mean, ‘spaghetto’, I can take it once, twice, but we aren’t friends, we haven’t even had lunch together, or a coffee or something, how dare you […]’ Giacomo (37, Italian, housekeeper […]

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Podcast: Gender and Creative Labour

In this podcast Bridget Conor, Rosalind Gill and Stephanie Taylor discuss their new monograph on Gender and Creative Labour with our digital fellow Mark Carrigan. Their collection explores the paradox presented by the creative industries: ‘cool, creative and egalitarian’ on the one hand, riven by inequalities of class and gender on the other. See here for the full contents of the monograph. Originally posted […]

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Moral Distinctions and Structural Inequality: Homeless Youth Salvaging the Self

This blog post by David Farrugia is an extended abstract for the paper Moral distinctions and structural inequality: homeless youth salvaging the self. By David Farrugia The distribution of moral worth is central to understanding the relationship between structural inequalities and subjectivities in contemporary capitalist societies. As the longstanding distinction between ‘respectable’ and ‘unruly’ working class subjects […]

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