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Body image : understanding body dissatisfaction in men, women, and children / Sarah Grogan.

  • Grogan, Sarah, 1959-
Date
2008
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.

Physical description

xiv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Edition

2nd ed.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [208]-235) and indexes.

Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Culture and body image -- The idealization of slenderness -- The basis of body shape ideals -- The diet industry -- Recent cultural trends -- Summary -- 3. Women and body image -- Assessment of body image -- Behavioral indicators of body dissatisfaction -- Social construction of femininity -- Summary -- 4. Men and body image -- Assessment of body image -- Behavioral indicators of body dissatisfaction -- Social construction of masculinity -- Summary -- 5. 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 -- 6. 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 -- 7. Promoting positive body image -- Psychological factors predicting positive body image -- General conclusions -- Summary.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • Location

    History of Medicine DA.AM

    Access

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780415358224
  • 0415358221
  • 9780415358217
  • 0415358213