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Erotic capital : the power of attraction in the boardroom and the bedroom

Author: Catherine Hakim
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 2010, pioneering sociologist Catherine Hakim shocked the world with a provocative new theory: In addition to the three recognized personal assets (economic, cultural, and social capital), each individual has a fourth asset-erotic capital-that he or she can, and should, use to advance within society. In this bold and controversial book, Hakim explores the applications and significance of erotic capital,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Hakim
ISBN: 9780465027477 9780465027965 0465027474 0465027962
OCLC Number: 1015380992
Description: vii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Erotic capital and the politics of desire --
Part I. The fourth personal asset and the new sexual politics --
What is erotic capital? --
The politics of desire : the difference between men and women --
Denial : why erotic capital has been suppressed --
Part II. How erotic capital works in everyday life --
The lifetime benefits of erotic capital --
Modern romance : how erotic capital changes relationships --
No money, no honey : selling erotic entertainment --
Winner takes all : the business value of erotic capital --
Conclusion : The power of erotic capital --
Appendix A: Measures of erotic capital --
Appendix B: Recent sex surveys.
Other Titles: Power of attraction in the boardroom and the bedroom
Responsibility: Catherine Hakim.

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"In 2010, pioneering sociologist Catherine Hakim shocked the world with a provocative new theory: In addition to the three recognized personal assets (economic, cultural, and social capital), each individual has a fourth asset-erotic capital-that he or she can, and should, use to advance within society. In this bold and controversial book, Hakim explores the applications and significance of erotic capital, challenging the disapproval meted out to women and men who use sex appeal to get ahead in life. Social scientists have paid little serious attention to these modes of personal empowerment, despite overwhelming evidence of their importance. In Erotic Capital, Hakim marshals a trove of research to show that rather than degrading those who employ it, erotic capital represents a powerful and potentially equalizing tool-one that we scorn only to our own detriment"--

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