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Aesthetic Labour
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Aesthetic Labour



July 2020 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This accessible and exciting new text looks at the implications of aesthetic labour for work and employment by contextualizing debates and offering a critical approach. The origins of aesthetic labour are explored, as well as the relevant theories from business and management, and sociology. Coverage includes key topics such as: corporate strategy; recruitment and selection practices; and discrimination.

Key features include:

- a range of case studies from across different types of organizations and popular culture

- the exploration of topics such as branding, 'lookism', 'dressing for success' and cosmetic surgery

- suggestions for further reading.

 
Chapter 1 Appearances Matters
 
Chapter 2 The Aestheticization of the Economy and Society
 
Chapter 3 If You Look the Part, You’ll Get the Job
 
Chapter 4 Ready to Workwear
 
Chapter 5 Body Talk: ‘signalling with more than looks’
 
Chapter 6 Irritable Vowel Syndrome
 
Chapter 7 Beauty and the Beast: The ‘Dark Side’ of Aesthetic Labour
 
Chapter 8 The Future of Aesthetic Labour

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