The Creative Other: Marginalization of and from the Creative Industries

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Routledge
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 2016, 46 (4), pp. 200 - 211
Issue Date:
2016-09-30
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This article revisits, through a review of literature, arguments made about the underrepresentation of Other groups and identities in various industries and how this adversely impacts the creative output of those sectors. The proposition is that lack of diversity in the workforce equates to a lack of different ideas, practices, cultures, and processes entering an organization: the critical ingredients necessary for creativity and innovation. The highlighting of difference as core to creativity poses some difficult questions: how creative can the creative industries be without those that understand Otherness through their lived experiences? How are Other communities speaking to this exclusion?
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