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Kang, Miliann
The managed hand : race, gender, and the body in beauty service work / Miliann Kang
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  TT958 .K36 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Beauty culture -- Social aspects -- United States
Korean American women -- Employment -- United States
Women immigrants -- Employment -- United States
Asian Americans -- Social conditions
Subject United States -- Race relations
Physical Description xv, 309 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-299) and index
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?

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