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Feb

16

Thursday

Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism

4.00pm

Seminars

Public

Location: Room A130

Arranged by the Centre for Culture and Creative Industries and the Gender and Sexualities Research Forum at City, University of London.

Questions of beauty and visual appearing have long been central to feminist debate across a wide range of disciplines from art history to  sociology and  from psychology to media and cultural studies. The topic has aroused strong feelings and debates about beauty that have been almost as fraught as those about pornography.

In the third of a series of events on neoliberalism, the Centre for Culture and Creative Industries and the Gender and Sexualities Research Forum at City, University of London, turn their attention to the  politics of beauty in neoliberal times. How is beauty politics being remade by neoliberalism, with its languages of choice and personal responsibility? What  are the impacts of intersectional and transnational perspectives on how we think about the politics of appearance? How do new notions of ‘glamour labour’ or ‘aesthetic entrepreneurship’ reframe debates about beauty?

Join us to discuss these and other issues at a Roundtable symposium with:

Sarah Banet-Weiser,

Simidele Dosekun,

Sarah Riley,

Catherine Rottenberg

Shirley Tate  

The event is chaired by Jo Littler, and will be followed by a book launch and reception to mark the publication of Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism edited by Ana Elias, Rosalind Gill and Christina Scharff, Palgrave 2017.

For further information contact Professor Rosalind Gill

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When & where

4.00pm - 6.00pmThursday 16th February 2017

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK