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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Manicuring Work 1. "There's No Business Like the Nail Business" 2. "What Other Work Is There?": Manicurists 3. Hooked on Nails: Customers 4. "I Just Put Koreans and Nails Together": Nail Spas and the Model Minority 5. Black People "Have Not Been the Ones Who Get Pampered": Nail Art Salons and Black-Korean Relations 6. "You Could Get a Fungus": Asian Discount Nail Salons as the New Yellow Peril Conclusion: What Is a Manicure Worth? Notes References Index

About 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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"Overall Kang has written an exceptionally well-argued, insightful book." American Journal Of Sociology / AJS

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