Recruiting a self: women performers and aesthetic labour
UNSPECIFIED (2005) Recruiting a self: women performers and aesthetic labour. In: 4th Work, Employment and Society Conference, Univ Manchester, Manchester, ENGLAND, SEP 01-03, 2004. Published in: WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, 19 (4). pp. 761-774.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017005058061
Discussion of aesthetic labour has largely been confined to areas of interactive service work However, current criteria for the presence of aesthetic labour have long been part of the labour process of performers and in an unusually overt and accepted way. Here, embodied characteristics are explicitly rewarded or marginalized. Much of the entertainment industry is predicated on recruitment based on physical characteristics and in this article empirical research with women performers working in theatre and television in the UK is used to extend ideas on issues around aesthetic labour.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 761-774|
|Title of Event:||4th Work, Employment and Society Conference|
|Location of Event:||Univ Manchester, Manchester, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP 01-03, 2004|
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