‘The devil is in the level’: Social inclusion and Diversity in Australia’s Cultural and Creative Industries

12 October 2018


UniSA Magill Campus

Professor Susan Luckman (UniSA), Dr Heather Anderson (UniSA) and Charlotte Chalklen (UniSA) (co-authors Prof Ruth Rentschler (UniSA) and Dr Ruchi Sinha (UniSA))

This presentation combines perspectives drawn from critiques of cultural and creative work, and studies of social inclusion and organisational studies to contribute to global debates around the lack of diversity in the cultural and creative industries (CCIs), and to identify reasons for such in Australia’s CCIs in particular. Applying to 2011 ABS Census data a quantitative analysis of multiple diversity attributes such as gender, age, and socio-economic status, the socio-demographic profile of workers is revealed, but these remain paradoxical.

Professor Susan Luckman is Professor: Cultural Studies in the School of Creative Industries, University of South Australia and Cheney Senior Fellow at the University of Leeds, 2017-2018.

Dr Heather Anderson is a Senior Journalism Lecturer with the School of Creative Industries, University of South Australia. Heather teaches into most areas of journalism and media studies, specialising in radio journalism and podcasting.

Charlotte Chalklen: teaches various subjects at the School of Creative Industries, University of South Australia, including media law and ethics, journalism, and professional writing.

Professor Ruth Rentschler OAM (BA Hons Melbourne PhD Monash) is Head, School of Management and Professor Arts & Cultural Leadership, University of South Australia.

Dr Ruchi Sinha is Senior Lecturer in the Management Department of the UniSA Business School. Ruchi has a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University, USA.

Event Details

Date: Friday 12 October, 2018.
Time: 3.00 - 5.00pm
Location: C1-41, UniSA Magill Campus
Cost: FREE
RSVP: CILResearch@unisa.edu.au

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