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Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism (Dynamics of Virtual Work) by [Ana Sofia Elias, Rosalind Gill, Christina Scharff]

Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism (Dynamics of Virtual Work) 1st ed. 2017 Edition, Kindle Edition


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“This collection offers a fascinating and nuanced discussion of the work that "being pretty" demands under contemporary neoliberalism. Most crucially, the reading is compelling and never gets monotonous. The text is a significant addition to a flood of scholarship on aesthetic labour, and this volume is required reading for anybody, from students to specialists, interested in contemporary body politics, whether from a feminist, beauty or neoliberal perspective.” (Amelie Keyser-Verreault, Anthropologica, Vol. 60 (2), 2018) --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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This volume approaches questions about gender and the politics of appearance from a new perspective by developing the notion of aesthetic labour. Bringing together feminist writing regarding the ‘beauty myth’ with recent scholarship about new forms of work, the book suggests that in this moment of ubiquitous photography, social media, and 360 degree surveillance, women are increasingly required to be 'aesthetic entrepreneurs’, maintaining a constant state of vigilance about their appearance. The collection shows that this work is not just on the surface of bodies, but requires a transformation of subjectivity itself, characterised by notions of personal choice, risk-taking, self-management, and individual responsibility. The book includes analyses of online media, beauty service work, female genital cosmetic surgery, academic fashion, self-help literature and the seduction community, from a range of countries.  

Discussing beauty politics, postfeminism, neoliberalism, labour and subjectivity, the book will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in Gender, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Social Psychology and Management Studies.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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