Aesthetic Labour

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.

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