Hip Hub? Class, Race and Gender in Creative Hubs

13 page Publication by Tarek E. Virani & Rosalind Gill , , , ,
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Abstract in English:

This chapter builds on a growing body of research about inequalities in the cultural and creative industries to ask how creative hubs are situated in relation to class, race and gender. Drawing on our research in London hubs, we examine whether hubs contribute to greater diversity in the CCI workforce or whether they could be said to entrench privilege. Our analysis revolves around two interrelated questions: first, we ask what contextualises and constitutes inequality in creative and cultural hubs; and second, does an emphasis upon ‘getting the community right’ in these types of spaces contribute to a heightening rather than a diminishing of inequalities, particularly as decision-making gets concentrated in the opaque process of ‘curation’?

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Book Title Creative Hubs in Question
Publication Year 2019

Publisher Palgrave MacMillan

English | Discipline Social Science