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American Plastic

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Written by Laurie EssigAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Laurie Essig

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • On Sale: November 8, 2011
  • Price: $20.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8070-0323-7 (0-8070-0323-9)
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Contents
 
Introduction
 
Part I: American Plastic
1 A Short History of Plastic
2 The State of Plastic
3 Plastic People and Their Doctors
 
Part II: Boob Jobs and Credit Cards
4 Learning to Be Plastic: Magazines, TV, and Other Cultural Scripts
5 The Mirror and the Porn Star: Ideal Forms, osmetic Surgery, and Everyday Aesthetics
6 Broken Plastic
 
Part III: The Quest for Perfection
7 Resistance
8 . . . Is Futile?

Acknowledgments
Notes
Index