Cultural capital: Arts graduates, spatial inequality, and London’s impact on cultural labor markets

Oakley, K. , Laurison, D., O’Brien, D. and Friedman, S. (2017) Cultural capital: Arts graduates, spatial inequality, and London’s impact on cultural labor markets. American Behavioral Scientist, 61(12), pp. 1510-1531. (doi: 10.1177/0002764217734274)

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Abstract

This article looks at the degree to which spatial inequalities reinforce other forms of social inequality in cultural labor markets. It does so using the example of London, an acknowledged hub for the creative and cultural industries. Using pooled data from 2013 to 2015 quarters of the United Kingdom’s. Labour Force Survey, we consider the social makeup of London’s cultural labor force, and reveal the extent to which, rather than acting as an “engine room” of social mobility, London’s dominance in fact reenforces social class disparities in cultural employment.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Oakley, Professor Kate
Authors: Oakley, K., Laurison, D., O’Brien, D., and Friedman, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Journal Name:American Behavioral Scientist
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:0002-7642
ISSN (Online):1552-3381
Published Online:06 October 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 SAGE Publications
First Published:First published in American Behavioral Scientist 61(12):1510-1531
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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