Bookreview - Media,http/mcs.sagepub.com Culture Society Book Review The Media and Body Image Maud Perrier Media Culture Society 2007 29 357 DOI

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http://mcs.sagepub.com/ http://mcs.sagepub.com/content/29/2/357.citation The online version of this article can be found at: DOI: 10.1177/0163443707074273 2007 29: 357 Media Culture Society Maud Perrier Book Review: The Media and Body Image Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com can be found at: Additional services and information for http://mcs.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://mcs.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: What is This? - Mar 12, 2007 Version of Record >> at University of British Columbia Library on December 1, 2011 mcs.sagepub.com Downloaded from
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This collection presents an excellent overview by scrutinizing the history TV (and television studies) through informed theory and practice. By acknowledging this past, the essays gathered here manage to offer both a provoking and critical insight into how TV in the digital era may now facilitate a mediated space to redefine our under- standing of contemporary culture. Gareth Longstaff Newcastle University, UK Maggie Wykes and Barrie Gunter, The Media and Body Image , London: Sage, 2005, pbk, ISBN 0761942483 DOI: 10.1177/0163443707074273 The role of the media in prescribing a thin aesthetic has been increasingly discussed and forms part of a wider ‘moral panic’ over the media and the body. The Media and Body Image examines the relationship between body shape ideals and the media from two theoretical paradigms: in Part 1 from the perspective of textual work on represen- tation in the field of sociology and cultural studies, and in Part 2 from the standpoint of audience effect research conducted in psychology. Wykes and Gunter see the increase in eating disorders among women as symptomatic of the normative Western ideal of beauty promulgated by the mass media. Starting with a history of eating disorders (Chapter 2), the authors contextualize the
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