Georgia has been using her erotic capital
to get ahead
Here, the economic capital of the child performer is interdependent with her/his erotic capital
in a way that is prescient of the distressing accounts, emerging in the last few years, of systemic sexual abuse of child performers in the leisure and sports industries of the late twentieth century.
Her chapters are neo-feudal ornamentalism and elitist fantasies; producing cosmopolitanism, hierarchy, and social cohesion; design genius and his ghost others; charitable non-love and philanthro-capitalism; insubordinations of the laughing craftswomen; erotic capital
and benevolence of the vampish goddesses; and fashion, whisky, and "muscular" neo-royals.
Later, her dissertation was published into a book titled Unequal Desires: Race and Erotic Capital
in the Stripping Industry.
The findings also shed new light on previous studies that argued the existence of 'erotic capital
', meaning better looking people are more likely to get ahead in the workplace, or studies which indicate taller people earn higher salaries.
Siobhan Brooks's Unequal Desires: Race and Erotic Capital
in the Stripping Industry approaches the intersection of race and sexuality differently, with an interest in what Dwight McBride calls the "marketplace of desire." (14) Through a multi-sited ethnography (in three clubs: one in Manhattan, one in the South Bronx, and a lesbian club in Oakland, California), Brooks studies the experiences of black exotic dancers who, she argues, are often "considered not good enough to be objectified" (4).
Straight women dancers can get paid big money because of their physical attributes, but we work hard to become known for our performances7 According to Siobhan Brooks, an assistant professor of women's studies at Temple University and the author of Unequal Desires: Race and Erotic Capital
in the Stripping Industry, stud dancers are privileged because they don't have to exploit themselves in the same way that other women do.
Collections strong in both business and sociology will find EROTIC CAPITAL
: THE POWER OF ATTRACTION IN THE BOARDROOM AND THE BEDROOM to be an unusual and excellent discussion of a controversial theory.
Honey Money: The Power Of Erotic Capital
by Catherine Hakim (Allen Lane, pounds 20) The author looks at how attractive people tend to get ahead more easily than their plainlooking peers.
; the power of attraction in the boardroom and the bedroom.
Someone using their erotic capital
to full effect is Gavin Henson in the Ch5 series The Bachelor.
Davis, Erotic Entitlements II: The Limits of Market Metaphors: A Review Essay of Siobhan Brooks' Unequal Desires: Race and Erotic Capital
in the Stripping Industry, 31 PACE L.