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Very Important People (eBook)

Status And Beauty In The Global Party Circuit

de Ashley Mears 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: Princeton University Press
Edição ou reimpressão: maio de 2020
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A sociologist and former fashion model takes readers inside the elite global party circuit of "models and bottles" to reveal how beautiful young women are used to boost the status of men

Million-dollar birthday parties, megayachts on the French Riviera, and $40,000 bottles of champagne. In today's New Gilded Age, the world's moneyed classes have taken conspicuous consumption to new extremes. InVery Important People, sociologist, author, and former fashion model Ashley Mears takes readers inside the exclusive global nightclub and party circuitfrom New York City and the Hamptons to Miami and Saint-Tropezto reveal the intricate economy of beauty, status, and money that lies behind these spectacular displays of wealth and leisure.

Mears spent eighteen months in this world of "models and bottles" to write this captivating, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking narrative. She describes how clubs and restaurants pay promoters to recruit beautiful young women to their venues in order to attract men and get them to spend huge sums in the ritual of bottle service. These "girls" enhance the status of the men and enrich club owners, exchanging their bodily capital for as little as free drinks and a chance to party with men who are rich or aspire to be. Though they are priceless assets in the party circuit, these women are regarded as worthless as long-term relationship prospects, and their bodies are constantly assessed against men's money.

A story of extreme gender inequality in a seductive world,Very Important People unveils troubling realities behind moneyed leisure in an age of record economic disparity.

Very Important People
Status And Beauty In The Global Party Circuit
ISBN: 9780691189895 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: 05-2020 Editor: Princeton University Press Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Ciências Soc. e Humanas  >  Sociologia

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