While waiting to get my life back in-between grading marathons and collective bargaining (such is the life of the union thug), I am reading Ashley Mears’s book, Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model. So far, the book is very good and does a good job of exploring the world of fashion modeling both from a structural point of view but also through participant observation.
Here are a couple of videos with Ashley Mears. The first one is on emotional labor:
The second one is on studying the world of fashion modeling from a sociological perspective.