Work histories in television

Paterson, R. (2001) Work histories in television. Media, Culture and Society, 23(4), pp. 495-520. (doi: 10.1177/016344301023004005)

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The labour market in Britain's television industry has been transformed in the last 20 years with the emergence of a large freelance workforce and proliferation of work on short-term contracts. This article uses data from the BFI `Television Industry Tracking Study', a major longitudinal study of creative workers in television carried out between 1994 and 1998. Case studies of individuals with contrasting work histories are used to compare variations within and across age cohorts, to assess the changing set of values of these creative workers, and to explore the variety of coping strategies which they deploy to combat uncertainty.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paterson, Mr Richard
Authors: Paterson, R.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Media, Culture and Society
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1460-3675

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