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Body image : understanding body dissatisfaction in men, women, and children / Sarah Grogan.
- Grogan, Sarah, 1959-
About this work
London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
xiv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. -235) and indexes.
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.
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LocationHistory of Medicine DA.AM