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Honey Money

Catherine Hakim

Previously our success in life was thought to rest on our levels of economic, cultural and social capital - how much you had, what you knew, and who you knew. But such theories missed out the fourth human source of capital: how much others want to be around us. In Erotic Capital Catherine Hakim, Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, and author of this new theory, demonstrates how erotic capital is formed, how humans variously employ it, and how it enhances our understanding of social interaction in everyday life, from the personal to the general. Global in its scope, with historical depth and many examples, Honey Money will irrevocably alter our cultural and social understanding of virtually all areas of social activity, from dating, mating and marriage to success in politics, the workplace, and popular culture.

Dr Catherine Hakim is a Senior Research Fellow of Sociology at the LSE. She is an expert on the sociology of the labour market, changing social attitudes, women's employment and theories of women's position in society. She has published numerous academic works and papers. Her theory of erotic capital was first advanced in a paper for Oxford University's European Social Research journal. It has received much media and academic interest from around the world.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
25/08/2011
Category
  • Sociology
Format TPS
216 x 135mm
Extent
384
US
Basic Books Inc
Translation
Penguin
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Italian
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Portuguese
Romanian
Spanish
Chinese Simplified
Film
Penguin
Serial
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Audio (Unabridged)
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