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

"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 soci...

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Main Author: Hakim, Catherine.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Basic Books, 2011
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245 1 0 |a Erotic capital :  |b the power of attraction in the boardroom and the bedroom /  |c Catherine Hakim. 
260 |a New York :  |b Basic Books,  |c c2011. 
300 |a vii, 295 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 25 cm. 
520 |a "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"--  |c Provided by publisher. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-292) and index. 
505 0 0 |g Introduction :  |t Erotic capital and the politics of desire --  |g Part I.  |g The  |t fourth personal asset and the new sexual politics.  |t What is erotic capital? ;  |g The  |t politics of desire : the difference between men and women ;  |t Denial : why erotic capital has been suppressed --  |g Part II.  |t How erotic capital works in everyday life.  |g The  |t lifetime benefits of erotic capital ;  |t Modern romance : how erotic capital changes relationships ;  |t No money, no honey : selling erotic entertainment ;  |t Winner takes all : the business value of erotic capital --  |g Conclusion :  |g The  |t power of erotic capital. 
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650 0 |a Interpersonal attraction. 
650 0 |a Sexual attraction. 
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