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The media and body image : if looks could kill / Maggie Wykes and Barrie Gunter.

By: Wykes, Maggie, 1951-
Contributor(s): Gunter, Barrie
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2005Edition: 1st edDescription: iv, 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0761942483 (pbk.); 0761942475 (hbk.)Subject(s): Mass media and culture | Body image | Mass media -- Psychological aspects | Mass media -- InfluenceDDC classification: 302.23 LOC classification: P94.6 | .W95 2005
Contents:
1 Could Looks Kill? 1 Body shape ideals 2 Locating a source of blame 3 Gender and body image 5 Cultural standards of beauty 6 About the book 9 Part One Media Representations 13 2 Dying to be Thin 13 Dying to be thin: transcending the body 14 Hysterical women 16 Anorexia nervosa 19 Fasting girls: modem psycho-medical approaches 21 Thin is a feminist issue 27 Diet and discourse 30 Summary 34 3 Body Matters 36 Ways of seeing women 38 Selling the body: the making of the modem Ms 47 Mediated meaning and method 53 Summary 61 4 Print: Selling Sex and Slenderness 65 'Skinny models send unhealthy message' 68 'My body and me': women in the newspapers 74 'You can get rid of cellulite' and 'make any man better in bed' 82 'What boys love about you'; 'sexy hair and beauty tips'; 'bag a boy by the weekend' 89 Summary: 'Lose 41b in 48 hours' 94 5 Starring Roles: Screening Images 100 'The egg-timer dieters (or how long it took these celebrity women to lose their unwanted pounds)' 103 Serial women 108 Cooking the figures: food on television 11 Info-thin technology 121 Summary: Media, mothers and 'me' 13 Part Two From Media Representations to Audience Impact 135. 6 From Representation to Effects 138 Theories of media influence 139 Perceptions of media representations and attributions of influence 150 Summary 153 7 Media Exposure and Body Image Ideals 154 Prevalence of concerns about body image 156 Reported media exposure, body self-image and disordered eating 158 Cultural and ethnicity factors 168 Confidence in the survey evidence 170 Summary 172 8 Media Causation and Body Image Perceptions 174 Causal links between exposure to media representations, body self image and disordered eating 174 Television effects 181 Confidence in the experimental research evidence 187 Summary 190 9 The Media and Clinical Problems with Body Image 192 Stereotypes associated with body size 193 Anorexia nervosa 194 Bulimia 198 Body image disturbance and eating disorders 198 The role of the media 200 Summary 202 10 Conclusion: Body Messages and Body Meanings 204 Mediated bodies 207 Audience, interpretation and attitude 216 Culture, connotation and identity: concluding comments 219 References 222 Index 247
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [222]-246) and index.

1 Could Looks Kill? 1
Body shape ideals 2
Locating a source of blame 3
Gender and body image 5
Cultural standards of beauty 6
About the book 9

Part One Media Representations 13

2 Dying to be Thin 13
Dying to be thin: transcending the body 14
Hysterical women 16
Anorexia nervosa 19
Fasting girls: modem psycho-medical approaches 21
Thin is a feminist issue 27
Diet and discourse 30
Summary 34

3 Body Matters 36
Ways of seeing women 38
Selling the body: the making of the modem Ms 47
Mediated meaning and method 53
Summary 61

4 Print: Selling Sex and Slenderness 65
'Skinny models send unhealthy message' 68
'My body and me': women in the newspapers 74
'You can get rid of cellulite' and 'make any
man better in bed' 82
'What boys love about you'; 'sexy hair and
beauty tips'; 'bag a boy by the weekend' 89
Summary: 'Lose 41b in 48 hours' 94

5 Starring Roles: Screening Images 100
'The egg-timer dieters (or how long it took these
celebrity women to lose their unwanted pounds)' 103
Serial women 108




Cooking the figures: food on television 11
Info-thin technology 121
Summary: Media, mothers and 'me' 13

Part Two From Media Representations to Audience Impact 135.

6 From Representation to Effects 138
Theories of media influence 139
Perceptions of media representations
and attributions of influence 150
Summary 153

7 Media Exposure and Body Image Ideals 154
Prevalence of concerns about body image 156
Reported media exposure, body self-image
and disordered eating 158
Cultural and ethnicity factors 168
Confidence in the survey evidence 170
Summary 172

8 Media Causation and Body Image Perceptions 174
Causal links between exposure to media
representations, body self image and disordered eating 174
Television effects 181
Confidence in the experimental research evidence 187
Summary 190

9 The Media and Clinical Problems with Body Image 192
Stereotypes associated with body size 193
Anorexia nervosa 194
Bulimia 198
Body image disturbance and eating disorders 198
The role of the media 200
Summary 202

10 Conclusion: Body Messages and Body Meanings 204
Mediated bodies 207
Audience, interpretation and attitude 216
Culture, connotation and identity: concluding comments 219

References 222

Index 247

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