Honey Money: The Power of Erotic Capital (Paperback)Catherine Hakim (author)
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
There's something altogether refreshing about Hakim's spade-calling -- Will Self * Guardian *
Hakim is quite right on one central point: women in the UK and the US are not brought up to make the best of themselves, as French women are. We are taught that beauty is the poor cousin of brains; we are hung up about flaunting it ... makes one see things differently. Sitting on the Tube having just finished it, I stared at all the frumpy English women and thought what a shame it was that so few of them were making anything of their erotic capital. -- Lucy Kellaway * Financial Times *
Hakim is absolutely right; more than that - her book should be read out to young girls as part of the national curriculum. Because it states something important that mothers have been frightened to tell daughters for fear of undermining their intelligence: that you can be a feminist, you can be strong and independent and clever, and you can wear a nice frock and high heels while you do this. * Daily Telegraph *
As I read these words a great sense of relief seemed to rise from me. That explains it: erotic capital isn't just about sexy, at all. It's about those human qualities which, for politicians, are paramount. MPs know this instinctively, Hakim argues, because they've already come out on top in the 'winner-takes-all' culture of erotic capital. ... Honey Money is genuinely thought-provoking, for the implications which arise from the fundamentally blunt nature of its argument. ... Politicians reading Honey Money will instinctively agree with the fundamentals of its claims. So why should they not also agree with the thoroughly controversial arguments which follow from them? -- Alex Stevenson * politics.co.uk *
Honey Money demonstrates the power of erotic capital in everyday life. It is an excellent and illuminating book on an important dimension of our lives. Catherine Hakim's new ideas will shape the way social scientists and the general public think about gender relations. -- Professor Peter Blossfeld, University of Bamberg
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