Critical sociologies of work in the cultural industries: pathways to 'creative justice'

Banks, M. (2023) Critical sociologies of work in the cultural industries: pathways to 'creative justice'. In: Bifulco, L. and Borghi, V. (eds.) Research Handbook on Public Sociology. Series: Research Handbooks in Sociology. Edward Elgar, pp. 264-278. ISBN 9781800377370 (doi: 10.4337/9781800377387.00028)

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How might make work and employment in the cultural industries be made fairer and more just? This chapter outlines some of the sociological theories available to researchers of cultural work who are concerned with addressing workplace injustices and inequalities and developing frameworks for what I term ‘creative justice’ – a fully realised opportunity for all publics to participate in the vital process of professional culture-making. It explores three kinds of sociological approach: an ‘objectivist’ critical sociology informed by political economy and cultural studies, the work of Pierre Bourdieu, and pragmatic sociological theory as exemplified in the work David Stark – evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each as a foundation for theorising ‘creative justice’.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Banks, Professor Mark
Authors: Banks, M.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Edward Elgar
Copyright Holders:Copyright © Lavinia Bifulco and Vando Borghi 2023
First Published:First published in Research Handbook on Public Sociology:264–278
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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