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dc.contributor.authorBerridge, Susanen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-14T16:33:34Z-
dc.date.available2019-02-14T16:33:34Z-
dc.date.issued2019-05-02en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28814-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores parents' published accounts of their (gendered) experiences of reconciling caring responsibilities with work in the film and television industries, paying particular attention to mothers. It is based on detailed analysis of the testimonials of parents who work in the sector, produced for and published on the website of UK activist organisation, Raising Films. As Wing-Fai et al (2015) argue, the new labouring subjectivities produced and demanded by media industries’ working cultures are antithetical to those with caring responsibilities, in turn creating a climate in which the challenges of care are silenced. Recent reports and initiatives have sought to challenge this silencing, employing quantitative methodologies to identify the number of parents working in film and television that are affected by duties of care (Creative Scotland, 2016; Raising Films, 2016). What has been less attended to is the way in which these negotiations make cultural workers feel, and more specifically, the gendered dimensions of these inequalities. This article addresses this gap by offering a detailed analysis of the testimonials of mothers published on the website. I argue that women’s testimonials contribute to challenging the silencing around issues of care in the sector. While at times women reinforce new labouring subjectivities that privilege self-regulation, they simultaneously critique the punishing nature of neoliberal working cultures, commonly reflecting on the industries’ demand to suppress the challenges of care. These critiques are rarely framed as resistance to explicit gender inequalities. However, I argue that the testimonials’ presentation – published collectively and alongside one another on the site – allow for recurring experiential patterns to emerge that makes it difficult to see these accounts as an individual woman’s problem and, importantly, highlights the specific gendered dimensions of the emotional violence of neoliberal labouring practices.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_UK
dc.relationBerridge S (2019) Mum's the Word: Public testimonials and gendered experiences of negotiating caring responsibilities with work in the film and television industries (Forthcoming/Available Online). European Journal of Cultural Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549419839876en_UK
dc.rightsBerridge S, Mum's the Word: Public testimonials and gendered experiences of negotiating caring responsibilities with work in the film and television industries, European Journal of Cultural Studies (Forthcoming). Copyright © The Author 2019. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.en_UK
dc.subjectFilm and Television Industriesen_UK
dc.subjectGender Inequalitiesen_UK
dc.subjectCareen_UK
dc.subjectNeoliberalismen_UK
dc.subjectProduction Culturesen_UK
dc.subjectParentingen_UK
dc.titleMum's the Word: Public testimonials and gendered experiences of negotiating caring responsibilities with work in the film and television industries (Forthcoming/Available Online)en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1367549419839876en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleEuropean Journal of Cultural Studiesen_UK
dc.citation.issn1460-3551en_UK
dc.citation.issn1367-5494en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.date02/05/2019en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCommunications, Media and Cultureen_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1110249en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-3292-9493en_UK
dc.date.accepted2019-02-01en_UK
dc.description.refREF Compliant by Deposit in Stirling's Repositoryen_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2019-02-14en_UK
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