American plastic : boob jobs, credit cards, and our quest for perfection

"... Shows how the plastic surgery industry merged with the plastic money industry to finance our quest for bodily perfection"--Jacket.

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Main Author: Essig, Laurie.
Language:English
Subjects:
Summary:"... Shows how the plastic surgery industry merged with the plastic money industry to finance our quest for bodily perfection"--Jacket.
Physical Description:xxv, 219 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-206) and index.
Published: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, [2010]
ISBN:9780807000557 (hc. : alk. paper)
0807000558 (hc. : alk. paper)
9780807003237 (pbk.)
0807003239 (pbk.)
Table of Contents:
  • A short history of plastic
  • The state of plastic
  • Plastic people and their doctors
  • Learning to be plastic : magazines, TV, and other cultural scripts
  • The mirror and the porn star : ideal forms, cosmetic surgery, and everyday aesthetics
  • Broken plastic
  • Resistance
  • ... Is futile?