How the influx of images from mass media serves to construct gender images, particularly women's body image.
# 35 | 3,730 words | 20 sources | 2000 |
Published on Nov 07, 2001 in Women Studies (General) , Communication (General) , Advertising (General) , Sociology (General) , English (Persuasive Writing) , English (Argument)
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This paper focuses on the representations of women's body image in the media and asks how these representations affect women?s self-image and behavior.
From the Paper:"The images of the media surround us constantly. According to Peach (1998): "We are exposed to over 2,000 ads a day, constituting perhaps the most powerful educational force in society. The average adult will spend one and a half years of his/her life watching television commercials". (p. 128). Leafing through the morning paper we unconsciously take in adverts and photographs. Going to work we pass billboards, signs on bus stations and busses, company logos on clothing and merchandise. At home relaxing in front of the television we are bombarded by images. What are the main messages that are conveyed by this unstoppable deluge of the media?"
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