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Body image, understanding body dissatisfaction in men, women and children, Sarah Grogan

"Fully revised and updated, Body Image 4th Edition provides a comprehensive summary of research on body image in men, women, and children drawing together research findings from the fields of psychology, sociology, and gender studies. The new edition presents all the latest research on body image and diverse sexualities, technology and body image, body image and disability, and links between body image, BMI, and clothing availability. Including data from interviews and focus groups with men, women, and children who have spoken about body image and its impact on the rest of their lives, the book explores a range of important contemporary issues, from the effects of social media and selfie-taking on body image, the work of activists and academics who are trying to change how the fashion industry presents women's bodies, and new work investigating impacts of whole-body scanning technology and game-play avatars on appearance concern. Reflecting the direction of research on body image from a range of disciplines since the previous edition, the book also includes an increased focus on body image in men, looking at studies on pressures to be more muscular and toned, and evaluating the possible impacts on health-related behaviors such as exercise and body-related drug use. The only sole-authored text in the field, and integrating work from several disciplines, this is essential reading for students and researchers in psychology, sociology, computing science, sport and exercise science, and gender studies, with an interest in reducing body dissatisfaction in men, women and children"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Endorsements -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Preface to the Fourth Edition -- 1. Introduction -- 1.1 History -- 1.2 Definitions -- 1.3 Theoretical perspectives -- 1.3.1 Sociocultural perspectives -- 1.3.2 Cognitive-behavioural perspectives -- 1.3.3 Objectification theory -- 1.3.4 Positive body image -- 1.4 Aims and content of this text -- Bibliography -- 2. Culture and body image -- 2.1 The idealization of slenderness -- 2.2 The basis of body shape ideals -- 2.2.1 Body weight and health -- 2.2.2 Culture and body shape preferences -- Historical trends: portrayal of women's bodies -- Historical trends: portrayal of men's bodies -- Cultural variations in body shape preferences -- 2.3 The dieting industry -- 2.4 Summary -- Bibliography -- 3. Women and body image -- 3.1 Assessment of body image -- 3.1.1 Figure rating scales -- 3.1.2 Questionnaire studies -- 3.1.3 Interview studies -- 3.1.4 Body size estimation techniques -- 3.2 Behavioural indicators of body dissatisfaction -- 3.2.1 Dieting -- 3.2.2 Exercise, sport, and physical activity -- 3.2.3 Bodybuilding -- 3.2.4 Anabolic steroid use -- 3.2.5 Cosmetic surgery -- 3.3 Social construction of the feminine body -- 3.4 Summary -- Bibliography -- 4. Men and body image -- 4.1 Assessment of body image -- 4.1.1 Figure rating scales -- 4.1.2 Questionnaire studies -- 4.1.3 Interview studies -- 4.1.4 Body size estimation techniques -- 4.2 Behavioural indicators of body dissatisfaction -- 4.2.1 Dieting and diet pills -- 4.2.2 Exercise and bodybuilding -- 4.2.3 Anabolic steroids -- 4.2.4 Cosmetic procedures -- 4.3 Social construction of the masculine body -- 4.4 Summary -- Bibliography -- 5. Media effects -- 5.1 Media portrayal of women's bodies -- 5.2 Media portrayal of men's bodies
Literary Form
non fiction
4th edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (267 pages)
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