Cultural ecologies: Cultural labour, consumption, and inequality
Kate Oakley to give seminar on culture and inequality: tying together consumption and production
Birmingham City University, 11 May 2016, 4pm
While inequality in cultural consumption and lack of diversity in cultural labour markets, are both very ‘live’ topics, both researchers and policymakers frequently fail to consider them together. The presentation argues that doing so is vital. Kate uses the example of Higher Education (HE) in the UK to think through the dynamic between cultural consumption and production. In doing so she hopes to map out a productive possibility for a new research agenda, by sketching where and how research might link cultural consumption and production to better understand inequality.
Kate will be joining Prof Mark Banks from the University of Leicester, who is discussing “Histories of Cultural Work: The Long Boom and Creative Opportunity”.
The afternoon is organised by the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR), a research institution at Birmingham City University engaging in collaborative work across three research teams: Interactive Cultures, Screen Cultures, and Media for Social Change.