The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

Andy gives keynote at International Association of Cultural Economics

Andy Pratt was invited to give the keynote lecture to 200 or so attendees of the bi-annual International Association of Cultural Economics (ACEI) in Valladolid, Spain.(June 23rd) Andy’s paper was titled ‘The Creative city: an anatomy lesson’, the abstract is as below. Andy argued for the need to carry out multidisciplinary and heterodox analyses of the…

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Postfeminism does the workplace

In another new paper published this month, Ros Gill, Elisabeth Kelan and Christina Scharff team up to explore what postfeminism looks like in the workplace. Part of new special issue of Gender Work and Organization. Postfeminism remains a relatively unexplored concept for scholars in the area of gender and organizations. In this article we first…

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Rosalind Gill has a new paper out this month in a special issue of Feminist Media Studies co-edited by Jo Littler, Alison Winch and Jessalynn Keller about generations. In her piece, Ros considers recent suggestions that we have left ‘postfeminism’ behind and that the current era, far from repudiating feminism, has embraced it enthusiastically. Looking…

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Feminism and Neoliberalism Roundtable

The Gender and Sexualities Research Forum held a really successful event on  Feminism and Neoliberalism. Attended by more than 100 people, it featured short presentations from CCI’s Jo Littler and Rosalind Gill, as well as from Kalpana Wilson (Birkbeck), Shani Orgad (LSE) and Sara Farris (Goldsmiths). You can read about the event on the GSRF…

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Cultural Coops meet at City University

In May this year a group of cultural co-operatives met at City University London to discuss what it means to be a co-operative in the cultural sector, what challenges this entails and how co-ops can support one another. The meeting followed the launch of the website earlier his year and aimed to facilitate co-operation among cultural co-ops…

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Jo gives #celebstudies conference keynote

CCI’s Jo Littler took a train to Amsterdam last week to deliver the first keynote (‘A constellation of anti-celebrity’) of the 2016 Celebrity Studies conference. Around 200 international scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds attended over the three days, with a packed programme of events and papers including work on Nigel Farage’s use of…

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