The Resource The managed hand : race, gender, and the body in beauty service work, Miliann Kang

The managed hand : race, gender, and the body in beauty service work, Miliann Kang

Label
The managed hand : race, gender, and the body in beauty service work
Title
The managed hand
Title remainder
race, gender, and the body in beauty service work
Statement of responsibility
Miliann Kang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Two women, virtual strangers, sit hand-in-hand across a narrow table, both intent on the same thing-achieving the perfect manicure. Encounters like this occur thousands of times across the United States in nail salons increasingly owned and operated by Asian immigrants. This study looks closely for the first time at these intimate encounters, focusing on New York City, where such nail salons have become ubiquitous. Drawing from rich and compelling interviews, Miliann Kang takes us inside the nail industry, asking such questions as: Why have nail salons become so popular? Why do so many Asian women, and Korean women in particular, provide these services? Kang discovers multiple motivations for the manicure-from the pampering of white middle class women to the artistic self-expression of working class African American women to the mass consumption of body-related services. Contrary to notions of beauty service establishments as spaces for building community among women, The Managed Hand finds that while tentative and fragile solidarities can emerge across the manicure table, they generally give way to even more powerful divisions of race, class, and immigration
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
391.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TT958
LC item number
.K36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The managed hand : race, gender, and the body in beauty service work, Miliann Kang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: manicuring work -- "There's no business like the nail business" -- "What other work is there?": manicurists -- Hooked on nails: customers -- "I just put Koreans and nails together": nail spas and the model minority -- Black people "have not been the ones who get pampered": nail art salons and black-Korean relations -- "You could get a fungus": Asian discount nail salons as the new yellow peril -- Conclusion: what is a manicure worth?
Control code
ocn785785310
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280095016
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt231n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26052210
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)785785310
  • pebcs0520262581
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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