Laurie Essig, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology and and gender studies at Middlebury College. She is the author of American Plastic: Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection.
Love, Inc. is about the intersection of emotions and capitalism. Human emotions may be more or less universal, but how they are acted upon is firmly rooted in particular histories, cultures, and economies. In the US, how we feel is always a potential source of profit- from big white weddings to porn to romantic comedies. This blog is about emotions and the industries that profit from them.