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Author Essig, Laurie

Title American plastic : boob jobs, credit cards, and our quest for perfection / Laurie Essig

Publ Info Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, [2010]
 CCRI-Warwick  HG3755.8 .U6 E87 2010    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Denver  HG3755.8.U6 E87 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HG3755.8.U6 E87 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HG3755.8.U6 E87 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxv, 219 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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?
LC subject Credit cards -- United States
Credit -- United States
Surgery, Plastic -- Social aspects
Surgery, Plastic -- Moral and ethical aspects
ISBN 9780807000557 (hc. : alk. paper)
0807000558 (hc. : alk. paper)