The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work / Edition 1

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Overview

Two women, virtual strangers, sit hand-in-hand across a narrow table, both intent on the same thing-achieving the perfect manicure. Encounters like this occur thousands of times each day across the United States in nail salons overwhelmingly owned and operated by Asian immigrants. This study looks closely at these intimate encounters, focusing on New York City, where such nail salons have become ubiquitous. Countering notions of beauty service establishments as spaces for building community among women, The Managed Hand finds that while tentative and fragile solidarities can emerge across the manicure table, they generally give way to even more powerful divisions of race, class, and immigrant status.

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Editorial Reviews

American Journal Of Sociology / AJS

“Overall Kang has written an exceptionally well-argued, insightful book.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520262607
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 6/2/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 486,851
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Miliann Kang is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and affiliated faculty in Sociology and Asian/Asian American Studies.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Manicuring Work 1

1 "There's No Business Like the Nail Business" 32

2 "What Other Work Is There?": Manicurists 57

3 Hooked on Nails: Customers 96

4 "I Just Put Koreans and Nails Together": Nail Spas and the Model Minority 133

5 Black People "Have Not Been the Ones Who Get Pampered": Nail Art Salons and Black-Korean Relations 165

6 "You Could Get a Fungus": Asian Discount Nail Salons as the New Yellow Peril 201

Conclusion: What Is a Manicure Worth? 239

Notes 255

References 275

Index 301

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