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Body image : understanding body dissatisfaction in men, women, and children

Author: Sarah Grogan
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sarah Grogan presents original data from interviews with men, women and children to complement existing research, and provides a comprehensive investigation of cultural influences on body image.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grogan, Sarah, 1959-
Body image.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
(DLC) 98004036
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Grogan
ISBN: 0203134974 9780203134979 9780415147859 0415147859 0203179137 9780203179130
OCLC Number: 228040356
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 225 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Body Image --
Body Image --
Contents --
Illustrations --
Plates --
Figures --
Table --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
1 Introduction --
A person's perceptions, thoughts and feelings about his or her body. --
A person's negative thoughts and feelings about his or her body. --
2 Culture and body image --
The idealisation of slenderness --
The basis of body shape ideals --
Summary --
3 Women and body satisfaction --
Assessment of body satisfaction --
Social construction of femininity --
Summary --
4 Men and body satisfaction --
Assessment of body satisfaction --
Social construction of masculinity --
Summary --
5 Media effects --
Media portrayal of the body --
Mass communication models --
Recent developments --
Reducing the effects of media imagery --
Summary --
6 Age, social class, ethnicity and sexuality --
Body image across the lifespan --
Ethnicity and body satisfaction --
Social class and body satisfaction --
Body shape, sexual attractiveness and sexuality --
Summary --
7 Conclusions and implications --
Groups with low body satisfaction --
Development of a positive body image --
General conclusions --
Summary --
Appendix What causes overweight? --
Bibliography --
Name Index --
Subject index.
Responsibility: Sarah Grogan.

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