Article

The Gendered Impact of Caring Responsibilities on Parents' Experiences of Working in the Film and Television Industries

Citation

Berridge S (2020) The Gendered Impact of Caring Responsibilities on Parents' Experiences of Working in the Film and Television Industries. Feminist Media Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2020.1778763

Abstract
The gendered impact of caring responsibilities on parents' experiences of working in the film and television Caring responsibilities are often cited as a key reason for continuing gendered inequalities across the film and television sector (Wreyford, 2018; Wing-Fai et al, 2015; Creative Scotland, 2016; Raising Films, 2016). However, there is little detailed analysis of precisely how caring responsibilities impact upon parents' experiences of work in this field. Further, in a context in which women are disproportionately affected by caring responsibilities, it is not surprising that existing studies on the issue of care have tended to focus exclusively on women and motherhood. This female centricity risks replicating the essentialist notion that care is or should be a women's responsibility and obscures the fact that many men working in the sector are also parents (Gill, 2014). By drawing on one-to-one interviews with both men and women who work in Scottish film and television, this article will explore the specific gendered dimensions of the ways in which men and women discuss the impact of childcare on their experiences of work.

Keywords
production cultures; parenting; gender inequalities; creative labour

Notes
Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online

Journal
Feminist Media Studies

StatusIn Press
FundersThe Carnegie Trust
Publication date online16/06/2020
Date accepted by journal02/06/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31488
ISSN1468-0777
eISSN1471-5902