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The Media and Body Image draws together literature from sociology, gender studies, and psychology;brings together new empirical work on both media representations and audience responses; andoffers a broad discussion of this topic in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics, and self-identity.
Could Looks Kill?
PART ONE: MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS
Dying to Be Thin
Selling Sex and Slenderness
PART TWO: FROM MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS TO AUDIENCE IMPACT
From Representation to Effects
Media Exposure and Body Image Ideals
Media Causation and Body Image Perception
The Media and Clinical Problems with Body Image
Body Messages and Body Meanings