Body Image: / Edition 2

Body Image: / Edition 2

by Sarah Grogan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415358213

ISBN-13: 9780415358217

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sarah Grogan provides a comprehensive overview of the subject of body image, pulling together diverse research from the fields of psychology, sociology, media, and gender studies in men, women, and children.

This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the significant increase in research on body image since the first edition was

Overview

Sarah Grogan provides a comprehensive overview of the subject of body image, pulling together diverse research from the fields of psychology, sociology, media, and gender studies in men, women, and children.

This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the significant increase in research on body image since the first edition was published, including new empirical data collected specifically for this text. In addition to examining evidence for sociocultural influences on body image, the book also reviews recent literature and includes new findings on body modification practices (cosmetic surgery, piercing, tattooing, and bodybuilding). It takes a critical look at interventions designed to promote positive body image and also attempts to link body image to physical health, looking in particular at motivations for potentially health-damaging practices such as anabolic steroid use and cosmetic surgery.

The only text to date that examines the issue of body image, focusing on men and children as well as women, Body Image will be invaluable to students and researchers in the area as well as those with an interest in how to promote positive body image.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415358217
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Culture and Body Image. The Idealization of Slenderness. The Basis of Body Shape Ideals. The Diet Industry. Recent Cultural Trends. Summary. Women and Body Image. Assessment of Body Image. Behavioural Indicators of Body Dissatisfaction. Social Construction of Femininity. Summary. Men and Body Image. Assessment of Body Image. Behavioral Indicators of Body Dissatisfaction. Social Construction of Masculinity. Summary. Media Effects. Surveys Relating Media Exposure to Body Image. Studies Investigating Direct Effects of Media Images on Body Image. Theories of Media Influence. Body Shape Role Models. Recent Developments. Reducing the Effects of Media Imagery. Summary. Age, Social Class, Ethnicity, and Sexuality. Body Image Across the Life Span. Ethnicity and Body Image. Social Class and Body Image. Body Shape, Sexual Attractiveness, and Sexuality. Summary. Promoting Positive Body Image. Psychological Factors Predicting Positive Body Image. General Conclusions. Summary.

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