Beauty and brains don't mix?

Krista Bjerknæs Fallesen, Astrid Andrea Schultz, Christine Strube Nielsen & Sandra Springborg Hansen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project revolves around beautiful people. There do not exist a recipe for having a beautiful appearance, but we are from childhood as individuals 'coded' to recognize what is beautiful. This project is based on the fact that beautiful people are assigned values that they do not necessarily possess. These values will be described through Pierre Bourdieu's theory about capital and habitus. Some values will be examined especially in relation to one's job situation. Today's labor market will be described based on Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens' theory of the late modern society and the corresponding increased individualization. Then, the labor market will be set in relation to Anders Fogh Jensen's thesis of the project-orientated job marked. A society in which people work on individual projects. The projects therefore problematize the described values and qualities attached to beautiful people and the treatment of them on the labor market. It is especially relevant to consider whether this is an actual problem. There will be presented the found research on the field, set against the mentioned theories that combined will lead to an analysis involving an interview with Jeanette R. Hahnemann from HK. Last, the results will be discussed and concluded.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2014
VejledereSusanne Klausen


  • beauty
  • smuk
  • positiv særbehandling
  • arbejdsmarked