- Body image
- Body image -- Social aspects
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- Previous ed.: 1999.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-235) and index.
- Introduction. Culture and body image. The idealization of slenderness. The basis of body shape ideals. The diet industry. Recent cultural trends. Summary. Women and body image. Assessment of body image. Behavioural indicators of body dissatisfaction. Social construction of femininity. Summary. Men and body image. Assessment of body image. Behavioural indicators of body dissatisfaction. Social construction of masculinity. Summary. 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. 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. Promoting positive body image. Psychological factors predicting positive body image. General conclusions. Summary.
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