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Black-Black-Black: How Race Is Read

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

in This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter documents the racial parameters of the fashion aesthetic. While models of color are more prevalent in high-fashion images today, historically the modeling industry has been closed off ... More


Part-Time Employment and Aesthetic Labor Among Middle-Class Youth

Yasemin Besen-Cassino

in Youth, Jobs, and the Future: Problems and Prospects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190685898
eISBN:
9780190685935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685898.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Economic Sociology

This chapter addresses work experience from the perspective of the young people themselves so as to capture varied lived experiences of youth employment and unemployment. Research to date has ... More


Disciplining Corpulence through Aesthetic Labor

Amanda M. Czerniawski

in Fashioning Fat: Inside Plus-Size Modeling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814770399
eISBN:
9780814760079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770399.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter documents an intensive aesthetic labor process, whereby plus-size models continually develop their bodies according to the demands of their fashion employers. Plus-size models must be ... More


The work of cosmetic surgery tourism I: caregiving companions and medical travel facilitators

Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones, and David Bell

in Beautyscapes: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526134257
eISBN:
9781526146717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134264.00009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter begins an exploration of the forms of work or labour that are brought together to make cosmetic surgery tourism happen. The analysis is framed by discussions in the sociology of work ... More


The work of cosmetic surgery tourism II: health workers and patients

Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones, and David Bell

in Beautyscapes: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526134257
eISBN:
9781526146717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134264.00010
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the work of nursing staff and surgeons in cosmetic surgery tourism. For surgeons, our research uncovered ambiguities surrounding professional standing and identity, and we ... More


Language Training: The Making of the Deficient Worker

Kiran Mirchandani

in Phone Clones: Authenticity Work in the Transnational Service Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450648
eISBN:
9780801464140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450648.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the language training undertaken by prospective customer service agents in India before they are allowed to interact with Western customers. Language training is justified in ... More


“I’m Working, You Know”: The Serious Business of Spectacularity

Simidele Dosekun

in Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043215
eISBN:
9780252052095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043215.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter concerns the practicalities of how the women achieved or attained their spectacularly feminine style, from how they shopped for the look to how they managed its myriad elements and ... More


The Tan, the Hair, the Makeup: Embracing the Look

Julia A. Ericksen

in Dance With Me: Ballroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722664
eISBN:
9780814722855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722664.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the importance of appearance in ballroom dancing, and especially in the portrayal of intimacy and connection between the partners. It shows that ballroom dancers put a great ... More


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