Culture Is Bad for You

Culture Is Bad for You Inequality in the Cultural and Creative Industries

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Synopsis

Culture will keep you fit and healthy. Culture will bring communities together. Culture will improve your education. This is the message from governments and arts organisations across the country; however, this book explains why we need to be cautious about culture. Offering a powerful call to transform the cultural and creative industries, Culture is bad for you examines the intersections between race, class, and gender in the mechanisms of exclusion in cultural occupations. Exclusion from culture begins at an early age, the authors argue, and despite claims by cultural institutions and businesses to hire talented and hardworking individuals, women, people of colour, and those from working class backgrounds are systematically disbarred. While the inequalities that characterise both workforce and audience remain unaddressed, the positive contribution culture makes to society can never be fully realised.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526144164
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 338.477
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 39726
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 422g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 32mm