The Media and Body Image

Author: Maggie Wykes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761942481
Format: PDF
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Drawing together literature from sociology, gender studies and psychology, this text offers a broad discussion on body image in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics and self-identity.

The Media and Body Image

Author: Maggie Wykes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761942481
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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; and offers a broad discussion of this topic in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics, and self-identity.

The Media and Body Image

Author: Maggie Wykes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446229130
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Blaming the media for reproducing and extolling unrealistic female bodies has almost become a popular truism. Even medical opinion notes that the media can influence young women to starve themselves and therefore act as a possible causal factor of disordered eating. Yet surprisingly, little work has addressed either the nature of media representations of the body, or the ways in which audiences interpret and use such images in our contemporary cultural context. The Media and Body Image addresses this lack and: - Draws together literature from sociology, gender studies and psychology - Brings together new empirical work on both media representations and audience responses - Offers a broad discussion of this topic in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics, and self-identity.

Body Image and the Media

Author: Celeste Conway
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1624010369
Format: PDF
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Body Image and the Media provides a balanced look at a hot-button topic. Explore the pros and cons of the idealized portrayal of people in different types of media, what effects this has on a boyÍs or girlÍs body image, the dangers of a negative body image, and what people do to change their bodies (including eating disorders and cosmetic surgery), as well as the influence of parents and peers on a personÍs body image. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Body Image

Author: Sarah Grogan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317400437
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Body Image provides a comprehensive summary of research on body image in men, women, and children drawing together research findings from the fields of psychology, sociology, clothing, and gender studies. This third edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the significant increase in research on body image since the previous edition, as well as the significant cultural changes in how men’s and women’s bodies are viewed. Data are also included from interviews and focus groups with men, women, and children who have spoken about their experiences of body image and body dissatisfaction, producing a comprehensive understanding of how men and women construct and understand their bodies in the twenty-first century. The only sole-authored text to provide a comprehensive view of body image research, focusing on men, women, and children, Body Image will be invaluable to students and researchers, as well as practitioners with an interest in body image and how to reduce body dissatisfaction.

The Effects of Video Games on Children

Author: Barrie Gunter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781850758334
Format: PDF
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The rapid growth in popularity of computer and video games, particularly among children and teenagers, has given rise to public concern about the effects they might have on youngsters. The violent themes of many of these games, coupled with their interactive nature, have led to accusations that they may be worse than televised violence in affecting children's antisocial behaviour. Other allegations are that they have an addictive quality and that excessive playing results in a diminished social contact and poorer school performance. But how bad are video games? There are strong methodological reasons for not accepting the evidence for video games effects at face value. There are also positive signs that playing these games can enhance particular mental competencies in children. This book provides an up-to-date review and critique of research evidence from around the world in an attempt to put the issue of video game effects into perspective.

The Body Snatchers

Author: Cyndi Tebbel
Publisher: Finch Pub
ISBN:
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"This timely analysis reveals how the media promotes unhealthy, unrealistic, and unattainable images of the female body. Encouraging women of all ages to challenge society's preoccupation with an ideal body shape, this uplifting guide helps combat the low self-esteem, body hatred, and eating disorders that afflict too many women and girls. Asserting that the cosmetics, fashion, and diet industries, the mass media, and the burgeoning business of cosmetic surgery all profit from the perfect body myth, the book theorizes that these forces would be powerless if women's dissatifaction with the way they look ended. The book presents witty alternatives to starvation imagery alongside solutions that will empower women to step off the starvation treadmill and enjoy life no matter what their size."

Feminism Femininity and Popular Culture

Author: Joanne Hollows
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719043956
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This introductory guide introduces the central ideas of both second-wave feminism and feminist cultural studies and demonstrates how they inform feminist debates about a range of popular forms and practices through a series of case studies including the woman's film, romantic fiction, soap opera, consumption and material culture.

The Language of Magazines

Author: Linda McLoughlin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415214246
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This accessible satellite textbook offers students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on magazines. It examines how image and text combine to produce meaning and discusses how ideological messages are conveyed.

Violence Gender and Justice

Author: Maggie Wykes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412923360
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This comprehensive text provides an overview of the relationship between violence, gender, crime, and justice. It brings together theory with contemporary cases to enable the reader to understand key concepts, issues, and connections. Enlightening and accessible, the book examines the experiences and treatment of men and women both as victims and criminals.