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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/9925

Title: Charting Gender: The Success of Female Acts in the U.S. Mainstream Recording Market, 1940–1990
Authors: Dowd, J. Timothy
Liddle, Kathleen
Blyler, Maureen
Keywords: Charting Gender
Success of Female Acts In the U.S.
Recording Market
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Research in the Sociology of Organizations, volume 23,Pgs.83–126
Abstract: Research on creative workers speaks to the relative lack of job opportunities available, the role that changing production logics play in shaping such opportunities, and gender disparities in success. Tracking the 22,561 hits found on Billboard’s mainstream charts, we examine various factors that may spur or hamper the success of female recording acts. We find that the expanding logic of decentralized production eliminates the negative effect of concentration on the success of female acts and that the presence of successful female acts in one period bodes well for subsequent female acts, until a glass ceiling of sorts is reached.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/9925
ISSN: 0733-558X
Appears in Collections:Sociology

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