No human resource is an island : gendered, racialized access to work as a performer
Dean, D. (Deborah). (2008) No human resource is an island : gendered, racialized access to work as a performer. Gender, Work & Organization, Vol.15 (No.2). pp. 161-181. ISSN 0968-6673Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0432.2007.00389.x
This article explores the reproduction of gendered, racialized conceptions of age and appearance in structuring access to performing work. Analysis of this issue leads to discussion of a key supposition: that central work experiences of women performers are manifestations of their position as formal and informal proxies for women's experiences in wider society. Women performers are formal proxies in that they are employed to 'be women'; to represent women for consumption in the circuit of culture. They are informal proxies in that they are allocated to highly segmented labour markets based on wider patterns of gendered, racialized social relations.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Women entertainers -- Employment, Women entertainers -- Recruiting, Discrimination in employment, Sex role in the work environment|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Gender, Work & Organization|
|Official Date:||March 2008|
|Number of Pages:||21|
|Page Range:||pp. 161-181|
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