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

Hakim, Catherine (2011) Erotic capital: the power of attraction in the boardroom and the bedroom. Basic Books, New York, USA. ISBN 9780465027477

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com/basic/index.jsp
Additional Information: © 2011 Basic Books
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2011 11:06
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/36479/

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