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The Resource Very important people : status and beauty in the global party circuit, Ashley Mears

Very important people : status and beauty in the global party circuit, Ashley Mears

Label
Very important people : status and beauty in the global party circuit
Title
Very important people
Title remainder
status and beauty in the global party circuit
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Mears
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. In Very Important People, sociologist, author, and former fashion model Ashley Mears takes readers inside the exclusive global nightclub and party circuit-from New York City and the Hamptons to Miami and Saint-Tropez-to 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"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mears, Ashley
Dewey number
305.242/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ798
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Socialites
  • Social status
  • Businessmen
  • Rich people
  • Subculture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
  • Rich people
  • Social status
  • Socialites
  • Subculture
  • Young women
Label
Very important people : status and beauty in the global party circuit, Ashley Mears
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1135913188
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691189895
Lccn
2019050390
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 82568188-dd67-44fc-895f-81e08d3ebd0b
  • 22573/ctvsh9wkf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1135913188
Label
Very important people : status and beauty in the global party circuit, Ashley Mears
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1135913188
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691189895
Lccn
2019050390
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 82568188-dd67-44fc-895f-81e08d3ebd0b
  • 22573/ctvsh9wkf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1135913188

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