Slim hopes : advertising and the obsession with thinness
- Main contributor
Uses examples of over 120 ads from magazines and T.V. to explore the manner in which women are portrayed in advertising that focuses on thinness. Discusses the impact these portrayals have on the self images of women and girls and their relationship to life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
Media Education Foundation
Broadcasting, Communications; Women's Studies; Advertising, Marketing; Broadcasting, Mass Media; Women's Studies; Gender Studies; Health, Family Studies; Body image in women -- Social aspects; Body image in women -- Psychological aspects; Leanness -- Social aspects; Leanness -- Psychological aspects; Women in advertising; Advertising -- Psychological aspects; Eating disorders -- Social aspects; Self-esteem in women -- United States; Sex role in advertising
North America; United States; Massachusetts; Northampton
Distinctive Media Collections
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- In Copyright
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- Physical Description
31 minutes; color
Films @ UM
Access condition: campus-only.
Written & presented by Jean Kilbourne ; directed by Sut Jhally ; a production of the Media Education Foundation.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090475; Fedora 2 PID: umd:75817; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/10390; Catalog Key: alephsys003885411; OCLC: ocn648021207
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