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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed co help students understand the ...

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Overview

Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed co help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

Glossary, annotated bibliography, websites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Who Is Affected by Body Image Problems?

1 Negative Body Image Is a Critical Problem for Women Amy Swanson 11

2 Girls Struggle with Negative Body Image Kate Harding 17

3 Men with Distorted Body Images Lisa Liddane 22

4 Body Image Problems Axe Cross-Cultural Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center 29

Chapter 2 What Factors Contribute to Negative Body Image?

1 False Beauty in Advertising and the Pressure to Look "Good" Jo Swinson 36

2 Digitally Manipulated Advertisements Should Be Embraced Steven Thomson 42

3 UK Study Proposes Disclaimer for Airbrushed Models Raphael G. Satter 46

4 Consumers Enjoy the Fantasy of Enhanced Photos Camilla Long 51

5 Barbie Is Bad for Body Image Galia Slayen 58

6 Barbie Is Not Bad for Body Image Marjorie Cortez 64

7 Corporations Promote Body Image Anxieties to Sell Products Libby Copeland 69

Chapter 3 How Can Body Image Be Improved?

1 Size-Zero Models Should Be Discouraged Kira Cochrane 77

2 Size-Zero Models Should Not Be Discouraged Alexandra Shulman 82

3 Teens Choose Plastic Surgery to Boost Self-Esteem Victoria Thompson 90

4 Plastic Surgery Can Result in Regret Sabrina Weiss 94

5 Avoiding Media Can Improve Body Image Amanda Leigh Brozana 100

Facts About Body Image 106

Organizations to Contact 110

For Further Reading 114

Index 119

Picture Credits 124

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