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.