Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism

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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 ...

Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism 2017, Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9781137477644

2017 edition

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