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Diversity pie: rethinking social exclusion and diversity policy in the British film industry

Diversity pie: rethinking social exclusion and diversity policy in the British film industry

Nwonka, Clive (2015) Diversity pie: rethinking social exclusion and diversity policy in the British film industry. Journal of Media Practice, 16 (1). pp. 73-90. ISSN 1468-2753 (doi:10.1080/14682753.2015.1015802)

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Abstract

The objectives of this article are to expand the stock of knowledge on the subject of social exclusion and film diversity policy in the British film industry, through the investigation of the concept of diversity and its dominant expressions in language and practice. Rather than about bringing about structural change, diversity policy under the UK film Council falsely separated exclusion from its broader, socio-political realities and proved deeply incompatible with the imperative of equality of opportunity. To this end, it will be argued that the concept of cultural capital, while underdeveloped, has a valuable and distinctive part to play in future policy research into social exclusion within the film sector.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Film Studies; Politics; Cultural Studies; Sociology; Diversity
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2017 14:35
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17224

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