The Media and Body Image: If Looks Could Kill

The Media and Body Image: If Looks Could Kill

by Maggie Wykes, Barrie Gunter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761942475

ISBN-13: 9780761942474

Pub. Date: 01/13/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761942474
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/13/2005
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Could Looks Kill?
PART ONE: MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS
Dying to Be Thin
Body Matters
Print
Selling Sex and Slenderness
Starring Roles
Screening Images
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
Conclusion
Body Messages and Body Meanings

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