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Women's Activism Behind the Screens: Trade Unions and Gender Inequality in the British Film and Television Industries

Frances Galt

Abstract

This book contributes to important discussions on gender inequality in the present-day film and television industries and labour movement through an historical analysis of women workers and their trade union in the British film and television industries from 1933 to 2017. This book concentrates on the three iterations of the technicians’ union: the Association of Cine-Technicians (ACT) (1933-56), the Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians (ACTT) (1957-91), and the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) (1991-2017). Drawing on previously un ... More

Keywords: Gender inequality, Women workers, Trade union, British film and television industries, Archival material, Oral history, Feminism, Gendered union structure, Women’s activism, Class

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529206296
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529206296.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frances Galt, author
Newcastle University