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By Ana Sofia Elias,Rosalind Gill,Christina Scharff

ISBN-10: 1137477644

ISBN-13: 9781137477644

ISBN-10: 1349693316

ISBN-13: 9781349693313

This quantity techniques questions approximately gender and the politics of visual appeal from a brand new standpoint via constructing the suggestion of aesthetic labour. Bringing jointly feminist writing in regards to the ‘beauty fable’ with fresh scholarship approximately new types of paintings, the publication means that during this second of ubiquitous images, social media, and 360 measure surveillance, women are more and more required to be 'aesthetic entrepreneurs’, protecting a relentless country of vigilance approximately their visual appeal. the gathering exhibits that this paintings is not only at the floor of our bodies, yet calls for a change of subjectivity itself, characterized via notions of non-public selection, risk-taking, self-management, and person accountability. The ebook comprises analyses of on-line media, attractiveness provider paintings, lady genital plastic surgery, educational type, self-help literature and the seduction group, from a number of nations.  

Discussing attractiveness politics, postfeminism, neoliberalism, labour and subjectivity, the booklet should be of curiosity to students and scholars with an curiosity in Gender, Media reviews, Cultural stories, Sociology, Social Psychology and administration Studies.

“This hugely enticing, clever, and wide-ranging assortment analyzes how, lower than the self-governing mandates of neoliberalism, the calls for that ladies and ladies keep an eye on and regulate their our bodies and visual appeal have escalated to new, unforgiving levels.  a distinct power of the ebook is its emphasis at the upward thrust of ‘aesthetic labour’ as a world, transnational and ever-colonizing phenomenon that seeks to comb up ladies of all races, a while and locales into its disciplinary grip.  hugely recommended.”

-Susan  J Douglas, University of Michigan, USA

the inherited accountability that is still women’s specific burden to manage.”

-Melissa Gregg, Intel company, USA

“This e-book incisively conceptualizes how neo-liberalist and postfeminist traits are ramping up pressures for glamour, aesthetic, style, and physique paintings within the common public. In a second whilst YouTube ‘makeup the right way to’ video clips obtain hundreds of thousands of hits; what to put on and the way to put on it blogs clock substantial followings; and staying ‘on model’ is bought to us because the key to private and monetary luck, ‘aesthetic entrepreneurship’ is sure to develop into a go-to idea for somebody looking to comprehend the profound shifts shaping labor and existence within the 21st century.”

-Elizabeth Wissinger, City college of latest York, USA


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