The Sleaze-O-Meter: Sexual Harassment in the Publishing Industry

The Sleaze-O-Meter: Sexual Harassment in the Publishing Industry

The constant stream of #MeToo allegations following the Weinstein scandal show that we are now living in a society where sexual harassment will no longer be tolerated. This article explores the frequent innuendos, 'abuse without accountability' and 'low level of sleaze' that occur in the publishing industry's 'events-based culture.' Squires and Driscoll offer a practical solution to the frequently thought question: what next?

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Positioning Publishing Studies in the Cultural Economy

Positioning Publishing Studies in the Cultural Economy

This article argues that, as a discipline and creative industry, publishing needs to be more effectively positioned and discussed in relation to the Cultural Economy and its wider industries. The publishing industry’s role within the Cultural Economy may seem obvious, but it needs to be clearly articulated, both in academic, trade and cultural policy discourses. Publishing Studies scholars have a role to play in establishing this positioning of publishing within the Cultural Economy and a more concerted articulation of the connections between publishing and Cultural Economy may lead to more productive developments within these respective fields.

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