University of Warwick Department of Sociology Seminar Series #warwickphd #warwickecr

A presentation by Dr. Ashley Mears from the University of Boston
-‘Pricing Looks: the Gendered Production of Value in an Aesthetic
Economy’

Fashion modelling is one of a handful of occupations in which women
routinely earn more than men, commanding wage premiums up to 75 percent.
How do women manage to earn more than men in fashion modelling? Drawing
on interviews and observations from within the New York and London
fashion worlds, Ashley will trace the logics of valuation for men and
women in display fields, and show how gender norms influence the pricing
of bodies in this aesthetic economy.

Venue: Gillian Rose Room (R3.25), Ramphal Building, Department of
Sociology, University of Warwick

Date: Thursday 15th March 2012, 5-7pm

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