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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Hakim Narrator: Lisa Cordileone Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781596599314
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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. Download and start listening now!


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About the Author

Catherine Hakim is a sociologist and former professor at the London School of Economics. An expert on women’s employment and family policy, she is and the author of numerous books and papers on social science. She has also edited several collections and over a dozen books and monographs on topics such as the labor market, changing patterns of employment and working time, women’s employment, occupational segregation, self-employment, social engineering, and many others. She currently lives in London.

About the Narrator

Lisa Cordileone is an actor, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator living in Los Angeles. She has narrated That Boy! by Jillian Dodd and The Publicist by Christina George, among other books.