- Chris Warhurst - The University of Warwick, UK
- Dennis Nickson - Strathclyde University, UK
Critical Management | Human Resource Management | Sociology of Work
Key features include:
- a range of case studies from across different types of organizations and popular culture
- the exploration of topics such as branding, 'lookism', 'dressing for success' and cosmetic surgery
- suggestions for further reading.
A remarkable contribution by two outstanding researchers. This is an important topic which, in their words, was born in the sociological imagination and developed through rigorous empirical research. The book is well-written and very accessible. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in the realities of the world of work.
In this monograph-textbook hybrid, Warhurst and Nickson deliver smooth prose, theoretical complexity, and a clarion call to confront appearance-based discrimination. [...] The authors produced an accessible text without diluting their intellectual contributions. Witty chapter titles and section headings reflect both the book’s approachability and the importance of popular culture to aesthetic labor. Warhurst and Nickson take care in explaining key concepts and using examples to help enforce reader comprehension.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Introduction & Chapter 3: If You Look the Part, You’ll Get the Job