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Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children, 3rd Edition.

9781138928879

Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children, 3rd Edition

Sarah Grogan

Routledge

2017

213 pages

$160.00

Hardcover

BF697

This work for scholars and advanced students examines the latest research on body image, culling ideas from psychology, sociology, gender studies, and fashion studies. After an overview of theoretical perspectives, the first part of the book explores cultural variations in body shape preferences and the impact of the dieting industry. The next section offers separate chapters on body image in men and women. For each of these chapters, there is info on assessment of body image, behavioral indicators of body dissatisfaction, and social construction of the feminine and masculine body. Later sections examine media effects on body image and body image across ages, ethnicities, and social classes. The final chapter presents ways to reduce body dissatisfaction and promote positive body image. The book contains b&w photos from art and popular culture. This third edition is revised to reflect the latest research and new data from interviews and focus groups. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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