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The media and body image : if looks could kill

Author: Maggie Wykes; Barrie Gunter
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wykes, Maggie, 1951-
Media and body image.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2005
(DLC) 2005295979
(OCoLC)56760289
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Wykes; Barrie Gunter
ISBN: 9781847877505 1847877508 9781446215395 1446215393
OCLC Number: 298067372
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (iv, 252 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Could looks kill? --
pt. I. Media representations. 2. Dying to be thin --
3. Body matters --
4. Print : selling sex and slenderness --
5. Starring roles : screening images --
pt. II. From media representations to audience impact. 6. From representation to effects --
7. Media exposure and body image ideals --
8. Media causation and body image perceptions --
9. The media and clinical problems with body image --
10. Conclusion : Body messages and body meanings.
Responsibility: Maggie Wykes and Barrie Gunter.

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