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The Resource Styling masculinity : gender, class, and inequality in the men's grooming industry, Kristen Barber

Styling masculinity : gender, class, and inequality in the men's grooming industry, Kristen Barber

Label
Styling masculinity : gender, class, and inequality in the men's grooming industry
Title
Styling masculinity
Title remainder
gender, class, and inequality in the men's grooming industry
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Barber
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The twenty-first century has seen the emergence of a new style of man: the metrosexual. Overwhelmingly straight, white, and wealthy, these impeccably coiffed urban professionals spend big money on everything from facials to pedicures, all part of a multibillion-dollar male grooming industry. Yet as the innovative study reveals, even as the industry encourages men to invest more in their appearances, it still relies on women to do much of the work. Styling Masculinity investigates the economic and social relations at the heart of the growing multi-billion-dollar male grooming industry. Conducting detailed observations at two upscale men's salons, Kristen Barber explores both how male customers are encouraged to invest in their appearance and how female employees do much of the work--not only the physical labor of snipping, tweezing, waxing, and exfoliating, but also the emotional labor of pampering their clients and pumping up their masculine egos. Letting salon employees tell their own stories, Barber not only documents occasions when these workers are objectified and demeaned, but also explores how their jobs allow for creativity and confer a degree of professional dignity. In the process, she traces the vast network of economic and social relations that undergird the burgeoning male beauty industry." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barber, Kristen
Dewey number
646.7/044
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1090.27
LC item number
.B37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manfred Mann
  • Masculine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Grooming for men
  • Cosmetics for men
  • Beauty shops
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Sex role
  • Beauty shops
  • Cosmetics for men
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Grooming for men
  • Masculine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Sex role
  • Ästhetik
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Körperpflege
  • Männlichkeitskult
  • Sozialstatus
  • Ungleichheit
  • Schönheit
  • Schönheitsideal
Label
Styling masculinity : gender, class, and inequality in the men's grooming industry, Kristen Barber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Men and beauty: the historical expansion of an industry -- Rocks glasses and color camo: selling beauty to class-privileged men -- Heterosexual aesthetic labor: hiring and requiring women beauty workers -- Hair care: emotional labor and touching rules in men's grooming -- "We're men's women": occupational choice narratives of sameness and difference -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Class, gender, and the economy in the study of men's salons -- Appendix B. Participant demographic information
Control code
ocn930257350
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780813565606
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015042936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026393512
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813565521
  • (OCoLC)930257350
Label
Styling masculinity : gender, class, and inequality in the men's grooming industry, Kristen Barber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Men and beauty: the historical expansion of an industry -- Rocks glasses and color camo: selling beauty to class-privileged men -- Heterosexual aesthetic labor: hiring and requiring women beauty workers -- Hair care: emotional labor and touching rules in men's grooming -- "We're men's women": occupational choice narratives of sameness and difference -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Class, gender, and the economy in the study of men's salons -- Appendix B. Participant demographic information
Control code
ocn930257350
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780813565606
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015042936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026393512
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813565521
  • (OCoLC)930257350

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