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Aesthetic Labour

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Aesthetic Labour: Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism
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    Chapter 2 ‘Seriously Girly Fun!’: Recontextualising Aesthetic Labour as Fun and Play in Cosmetics Advertising
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    Chapter 3 Rethinking Ruskin’s Wife’s Vulva
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    Chapter 4 Mapping ‘Gross’ Bodies: The Regulatory Politics of Disgust
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    Chapter 5 The Escalating Price of Motherhood: Aesthetic Labour in Popular Representations of ‘Stay-at-Home’ Mothers
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    Chapter 6 Holistic Labour: Gender, Body and the Beauty and Wellness Industry in China
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    Chapter 7 The Entrepreneurial Practices of Becoming a Doll
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    Chapter 8 PhD Barbie Gets a Makeover! Aesthetic Labour in Academia
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    Chapter 9 The Risky Business of Postfeminist Beauty
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    Chapter 10 Dream Jobs? The Glamourisation of Beauty Service Work in Media Culture
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    Chapter 11 Skin: Post-feminist Bleaching Culture and the Political Vulnerability of Blackness
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    Chapter 12 ‘Being a Better #Freelancer’: Gendered and Racialised Aesthetic Labour on Online Freelance Marketplaces
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    Chapter 13 Seriously Stylish: Academic Femininities and the Politics of Feminism and Fashion in Academia
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    Chapter 14 How to Do Feminist Mothering in Urban India? Some Reflections on the Politics of Beauty and Body Shapes
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    Chapter 15 ‘I’m Beautiful the Way I Am’: Empowerment, Beauty, and Aesthetic Labour
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    Chapter 16 ‘Just Be Confident Girls!’: Confidence Chic as Neoliberal Governmentality
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    Chapter 17 ‘The Bottom Line Is That the Problem Is You’: Aesthetic Labour, Postfeminism and Subjectivity in Russian Self-Help Literature
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    Chapter 18 Look Good, Feel Good: Sexiness and Sexual Pleasure in Neoliberalism
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    Chapter 19 The Aesthetics of Sexual Discontent: Notes from the London ‘Seduction Community’
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    Chapter 20 Invisible Labour? Tensions and Ambiguities of Modifying the ‘Private’ Body: The Case of Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery
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    Chapter 21 Beautiful Israeli Girls: Between Being in the Present and Future Unpredictability
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Chapter title
The Aesthetics of Sexual Discontent: Notes from the London ‘Seduction Community’
Chapter number 19
Book title
Aesthetic Labour
Published by
Palgrave Macmillan UK, January 2017
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-47765-1_19
Book ISBNs
978-1-137-47764-4, 978-1-137-47765-1

Rachel O’Neill


Ana Sofia Elias, Rosalind Gill, Christina Scharff

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Student > Ph. D. Student 1 100%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 100%
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Computer Science 1 100%
Psychology 1 100%