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Title: “It’s a tough drug to kick”: A woman’s career in broadcasting
Authors: Eikhof, Doris R.
York, Charlotte
First Published: 13-Oct-2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Work, Employment & Society, October 13, 2015, 0950017015601859
Abstract: Research on creative work typically focuses either on precarious work and employment or on creative workers’ dedication to their work and profession. The account of UK broadcaster and writer Charlotte presented in this article bridges these two foci. Charlotte talks about finding work in the cultural industry she loves, moulding a portfolio of jobs into a coherent creative career, and being a woman and working mother in broadcasting and media. Her account gives rich insight into how creative workers exercise individual agency in the face of their industries’ structural constraints and how they pursue careers both because of and in spite of what the cultural and creative industries offer.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0950017015601859
ISSN: 0950-0170
eISSN: 1469-8722
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © The Authors, 2015. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. This version is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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