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Body Image By Sarah Grogan (Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Psychology & Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Body Image
by Sarah Grogan

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Body Image presents original data from interviews with men, women and children to complement existing research, and provides a comprehenisve investigation of cultural influences on body and image.
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Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children by Sarah Grogan

Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children presents a review of what is presently known and the results of some new research on body image. It compares the effects of gender, sexuality, social class, age and ethnicity on satisfaction with the way we look and suggests how these differences arise. Why, for instance, are heterosexual men much happier with their body images than women or gay men?
Sarah Grogan discusses the effect of media presentation of the ideal body and other cultural influences. Surprisingly, despite the almost exclusive media preference for very young female bodies, she finds that older women are not less satisfied with their bodies than younger women.
Written for readers from a variety of disciplines, this clear and eclectic book will make the ideal text for students from psychology, sociology, gender and media studies.

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Body Image Reviews


..."readers will find its [the book's] timely cross-cultural research and comparisons interesting and somewhat surprising."
-R. E. Osborne, "Social and Behavioral Sciences
"Throughout the book, [Grogan] advocates a positive, realistic, healthy view of the body through increased self-esteem. Similarly, she criticizes self-imposed efforts to comply with popular and trendy body proportions. Highly recommended for large public libraries and academic libraries."
-"Library Journal, 1/99

About Sarah Grogan


Sarah Grogan has been involved in research into body image since 1990. She is particularly interested in promoting positive body image in men, women and children, with a particular focus on the impact of body image and related behaviors on physical health.

Table of Contents


Introduction. Culture and Body Image. The Idealization of Slenderness. The Basis of Body Shape Ideals. Summary. Women and Body Satisfaction. Assessment of Body Satisfaction. Social Construction of Femininity. Summary. Men and Body Satisfaction. Assessment of Body Satisfaction. Social Construction of Masculinity. Summary. Media Effects. Media Portrayal of the Body. Mass Communication Models. Recent Developments. Reducing the Effects of Media Imagery. Summary. Age, Social Class, Ethnicity and Sexuality. Body Image across the Lifespan. Ethnicity and Body Satisfaction. Social Class and Body Satisfaction. Body Shape, Sexual Attractiveness and Sexuality. Summary. Conclusions and Implications. Groups with Low Body Satisfaction. Development of a Positive Body Image. General Conclusions. Summary.

Additional information

GOR001863075
Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children by Sarah Grogan
Sarah Grogan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1998-11-05
240
0415147859
9780415147859
N/A
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