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Getting in, getting on, getting out? Women as career scramblers in the UK film and television industries. / Leung, Wing Fai; Gill, Rosalind; Randle, K.R.

In: Sociological Review, Vol. 63, No. S1, 01.05.2015, p. 50-65.

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Leung, Wing Fai ; Gill, Rosalind ; Randle, K.R. / Getting in, getting on, getting out? Women as career scramblers in the UK film and television industries. In: Sociological Review. 2015 ; Vol. 63, No. S1. pp. 50-65.

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