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Performing industrial relations: the centrality of gender in regulation of work in theatre and television

Deborah Dean

Industrial Relations Journal, 38, 3, 252-68


Women performers have worked in a formally unsegregated occupation since 1660. However, formal and informal regulation of their access to work can only be understood in the context of their interaction as gendered workers with other, gendered, institutions and processes. This analysis has wider implications for the study of industrial relations.