9780813574868-0813574862-Never Done: A History of Women’s Work in Media Production

Never Done: A History of Women’s Work in Media Production

ISBN-13: 9780813574868
ISBN-10: 0813574862
Edition: None
Author: Hill, Erin
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813574868
ISBN-10: 0813574862
Edition: None
Author: Hill, Erin
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hill, Erin wrote Never Done: A History of Women’s Work in Media Production comprising 256 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813574862 and 9780813574868. Since then Never Done: A History of Women’s Work in Media Production textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Histories of women in Hollywood usually recount the contributions of female directors, screenwriters, designers, actresses, and other creative personnel whose names loom large in the credits. Yet, from its inception, the American film industry relied on the labor of thousands more women, workers whose vital contributions often went unrecognized. Never Done introduces generations of women who worked behind the scenes in the film industry—from the employees’ wives who hand-colored the Edison Company’s films frame-by-frame, to the female immigrants who toiled in MGM’s backrooms to produce beautifully beaded and embroidered costumes. Challenging the dismissive characterization of these women as merely menial workers, media historian Erin Hill shows how their labor was essential to the industry and required considerable technical and interpersonal skills. Sketching a history of how Hollywood came to define certain occupations as lower-paid “women’s work,” or “feminized labor,” Hill also reveals how enterprising women eventually gained a foothold in more prestigious divisions like casting and publicity. Poring through rare archives and integrating the firsthand accounts of women employed in the film industry, the book gives a voice to women whose work was indispensable yet largely invisible. As it traces this long history of women in Hollywood, Never Done reveals the persistence of sexist assumptions that, even today, leave women in the media industry underpraised and underpaid.

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