WFT Ireland celebrates the release of Women, Ageing and the Screen Industries: Falling off a Cliff? an academic collection edited by our chair and incoming WIFT International President Dr. Susan Liddy. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, this significant work delves into the intersection of gender and age, shedding light on the challenges and contributions of women in the screen industries. Read more about this work via Springer’s website. We will be holding a live online discussion with Susan about her findings on Tuesday June 13th at 1pm.
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About Women, Ageing and the Screen Industries: Falling off a Cliff?
With an insightful examination of the experiences of women aged 45 and above in front of and behind the camera, Women, Ageing and the Screen Industries: Falling off a Cliff? presents a comprehensive analysis of the unique issues faced by women within the realm of screen production. Dr. Susan Liddy brings her expertise and years of experience to explore the intricate dynamics of gendered ageism prevalent in film, television, and streaming services.
This groundbreaking work, featuring essays by prominent practitioners and experts in the field, goes beyond surface-level discussions, offering an in-depth exploration of the challenges and contributions of women in the later stages of their careers. By highlighting the intersection of gender and age, Dr. Susan Liddy encourages a much-needed dialogue about the nuanced obstacles faced by women 45+ in an industry known for its emphasis on youth.
Women, Ageing and the Screen Industries: Falling off a Cliff? is an essential resource for scholars, industry professionals, and anyone interested in gender studies, media, and cultural studies. Through meticulous research and thought-provoking analysis, Dr. Liddy and her contributors provide valuable insights that challenge existing norms and foster a greater understanding of the role of women in the screen industries.
WFT Ireland is proud to support Dr. Susan Liddy and her pioneering work in this field. We believe that this book will ignite discussions, promote change, and contribute to the ongoing efforts for greater inclusivity and equality within the screen industries.
Learn more about the academic resource Women, Ageing and the Screen Industries: Falling off a Cliff? here.
This online event has been made possible by Coimisiún na Meán.