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List of illustrations Preface to the second edition Acknowledgements 1 Introduction 2 Culture and body image The idealisation of slenderness The basis of body shape ideals The Diet Industry Recent Cultural Trends Summary 3 Women and body image Assessment of body image Behavioural Indicators of body dissatisfaction Social construction of femininity Summary 4 Men and body image Assessment of body image Behavioural indicators of body dissatisfaction Social construction of masculinity Summary 5 Media effects Surveys relating media exposure to body image Studies investigating direct effects of media images on body image Theories of media influence Body shape role models Recent developments Reducing the effects of media imagery Summary 6 Age, social class, ethnicity and sexuality Body image across the lifespan Ethnicity and body image Social class and body image Body shape, sexual attractiveness and sexuality Summary 7 Promoting positive body image Psychological factors predicting positive body image Exercise Interventions General conclusions Summary Bibliography Name index Subject index
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Body image -- Social aspects -- United States.
Body image -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.