Annotated Bibliography On Body Image

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Losing Our Sense of Self: Media Distorts Female Body Image An Annotated Bibliography Alexander, Alison, and Janice Hanson. Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Mass Media and Society. 8th ed. Dubuque: McGraw-Hill, 2005. 50-69. Print. Alexander and Hanson discuss controversial issues in the media. Issue three covers the emphasis on body image and seeing if it is harmful to females only. Mary C. Martin and James W. Gentry are marketing professors who address the theory of the media affecting body identity in preadolescent and adolescent females. Then there is Michelle Cottle, a Washington Monthly editor who takes the perspective that females are not the only one affected by media. Issue three goes on to show that there is…show more content…
"Inside Wrong Body." Scientific American Mind 23.2 (2012): 36-41. Academic Search Complete. Web. 7 Oct. 2012. The article focuses on body image and how many people negative body image, which could be due to pictures portrayed in magazines and television. In June 2011 the American Medical Association released a statement that urged advertisers to stop the use of digitally altered photographs after researchers found links among exposure to mass media, negative body image and disordered eating. The article continues to show that body image distortion is on the rise with almost half of adolescent girls report being dissatisfied with their appearance, and the number of males reporting serious body image dissatisfaction is also on the rise. One out of twenty Americans suffers from a clinical body image disturbance such as an eating disorder or body dysmorphic disorder. The questions deepen beyond the magazine images and television causing these issues: what are other factors contributing to wanting the media’s ideal body image. We are all exposed to these images of the ideal body image, but some people are more likely to be affected. According to research, indicators of various biological and environmental factors come together to create the problem with body image. Recent research shows a deficit in this internal sense along with exposure to media images playing a leading role in the development of anorexia, bulimia and body dysmorphic…show more content…
"Nature vs. Nurture: The Media’s Effect on Body Image." The River Reporter. N.p., 8 2009. Web. 20 Oct 2012. . This article it discusses the tragic numbers of people have eating disorders, and how the media’s promotion of an ideal body promotes it. An estimated 8 million Americans currently suffer from eating disorders. The media has glamorized extremely thin women resulting in many young girls feeling inferior. A study published in the Journal of Communication found that high school girls as young as thirteen are affected by the media’s portrayal of ultra-thin models and celebrities. The article goes on to say if children grow up and see thin women in advertisements, on television, and in film, they accept this as reality despite evidence in the ‘real word’. This is called the cultivation theory. Ultra thin women depicted in the media are constantly influencing American female youth who are most prone to developing eating disorders as a result of repeated exposure to such images. This article is saying the reason for the increase in eating disorders is directly related to the

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