Erotic Capital: The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom

Erotic Capital: The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom

Catherine Hakim


In 2010, pioneering sociologist Catherine Hakim stunned the realm with a provocative new idea: as well as the 3 famous own resources (economic, cultural, and social capital), each one person has a fourth asset—erotic capital—that she or he can, and will, use to improve inside of society.

during this daring and arguable booklet, Hakim explores the purposes and importance of erotic capital, hard the disapproval meted out to girls and males who use intercourse attract get forward in lifestyles. Social scientists have paid little severe realization to those modes of non-public empowerment, regardless of overwhelming proof in their value. In Erotic Capital, Hakim marshals a trove of analysis to teach that instead of degrading those that hire it, erotic capital represents a strong and in all likelihood equalizing tool—one that we scorn purely to our personal detriment.

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