The concept of beauty in the media

How the media propagates unrealistic body images and beauty standards
Francis Arackal Thummy. 1. Introduction Body is the physical frame of a person.
The roots or genes of this frame – for instance, shortness, tallness, thinness, and
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The concept of beauty in the media

Author: Francis Arackal Thummy

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 334610432X

Page: 12

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Academic Paper from the year 2015 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, , language: English, abstract: The work examines the concept of beauty and unrealistic body image and beauty standards propagated by the media. The Body has been traditionally understood as a gift. Generally a gift is given and accepted and not demanded. The dissatisfaction about the body-gift is partly caused by the images that are being bombarded through various media. As a result ideals of body shapes are formed both in men and women, nowadays from a very early age. Children in many countries (more so in developed ones) consume media for three to four hours daily on average. The perfect body image standards set by the media are almost impossible to live up to. This can cause low self-esteem and can lead to psychological disorders such as depression. Contemporary media’s presentation of the body, especially in advertisements, almost amounts to "organs without body". However, some individuals and organizations have come forward to counter the unrealistic body image and beauty standards propagated by the media. Ultimately, one must develop a positive body image.

Anthropology Matters

This narrow and impossible - to - achieve standard of beauty is perpetuated by
the media : film , television , magazines , and cyberspace all glamorize thinness
and equate it with beauty and perfection . Women are flooded with
advertisements ...

Anthropology Matters

Author: Shirley Fedorak

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442601086

Page: 234

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"This simple and accessible book highlights anthropology's relevance to students' everyday lives. Introductory students will love it!" - Todd Sanders, University of Toronto

Perception of Beauty

The authors in this book ask us to consider whether the perception of beauty has been defined by our genetics and culture over the years - has it grown and changed? Do certain neural connections define our emotional reactions to beauty?

Perception of Beauty

Author: Martha Levine

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9535135813

Page: 234

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The authors in this book ask us to consider whether the perception of beauty has been defined by our genetics and culture over the years - has it grown and changed? Do certain neural connections define our emotional reactions to beauty? Does beauty follow any rules or laws? Can the aspiration toward beauty be detrimental? Can we divorce ourselves from dictates and sink into a mindful connection with our internal beauty? Can we move from the superficial where "beauty is only skin deep" to an intense appreciation of beauty in all of its variations. The Perception of Beauty will lead to a deeper understanding and contemplation of nature, art, and the world around us.

Westernized Beauty Concept of Apartheid Which impact does the gaze used in Coconut have on the concept of Othering

This seeming beauty standard in “media [has negative] effects on the self-
concept” (Milkie 190). At its worst, it makes black women mentally disordered.
Those females feel less confident and dissatisfied with themselves. Therefore,
they ...

Westernized Beauty Concept of Apartheid  Which impact does the gaze used in  Coconut  have on the concept of Othering

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Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3346129888

Page: 15

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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Didactics - English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,0, University of Tubingen, language: English, abstract: Which impact does the gaze used in "Coconut" have on the concept of Othering and in particular on the westernized beauty concept of black women after Apartheid? Kopano Matlwa's novel "Coconut" which was firstly published in 2007 is about two black girls, Fikile and Ofilwe, who want to be “white, rich and happy”. Both girls struggle to find their own identity since they are stuck between two worlds, namely the South African and the Western one which have an impact on the perception of the two main characters. The novel is divided into two parts. The first half of the book is narrated by Ofilwe and the second half by Fikile. Both girls live in Johannesburg. Although their lives seem to be completely different, they have one important aspect in common. In contrast to Ofilwe, Fikile is poor and lives with her abusive uncle in a township. Ofilwe lives with her wealthy family in a suburb. The only place where they meet is the restaurant Silver Spoon - Fikile's workplace. Ofilwe and her family have “the same Silver Spoon's Traditional English Breakfast every Sunday” and since Fikile works there, both girls know each other. In brief, the summary of this novel is the black female's struggle to find her identity in post-Apartheid. It is difficult for these women and young girls to know their identity as they are influenced by the western culture and its beauty standard. Furthermore, not only does the western influence play an important role in Coconut, so does gaze. According to the Oxford Dictionary, gaze is either a “steady intent look” or in literary theory, “a particular perspective considered as embodying certain aspects of the relationship between observer and observed”. In this paper, the second definition of gaze is relevant. The concept of gaze is divided into three observer perspectives. With respect to black females, the first perspective is the one of white people looking at black women.

Educational Linguistic and Media Discourses

It all starts with the concept of beauty. For Plato (1937), an individual able to
perceive beauty has to first perceive it as a form that delineates the realm of
beauty. For him, all beautiful things have something in common, the idea of
beauty itself, ...

Educational  Linguistic  and Media Discourses

Author: Roma Kriaučiūnienė

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 152755869X

Page: 187

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This book presents a collection of research papers from both experienced and emerging scholars, some of whom presented their work at the international conference ‘Language Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Linguistic, Educational and Intercultural Aspects’ held in June 2018 and organised by the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University, the FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region, and the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania. The book consists of three parts, the first being devoted to language teaching and teacher education. The second section explores literary and cultural issues, while the third part encompasses linguistic and media discourse studies.

The Media Gaze

There is no shortage of criticism directed at Dove's politicization of female beauty
as a cause-marketing strategy. Much of the criticism – although legitimate – tends
toward the superficial and secondary. For some, anger is directed at the ...

The Media Gaze

Author: Augie Fleras

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774821396

Page: 314

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While Canada is known for its official commitment to diversity, a close look at the country's media reveals that lip service to differences notwithstanding, they rarely engage with it in ways that reflect its presence in Canadian society. The Media Gaze exposes the mainstream media's attempts to appear objective, even as they may ignore or misrepresent those who do not share their white, male, middle-class, heterosexual perspective. Drawing on compelling case studies, this incisive survey explores the societal implications of the industry's hidden bias and suggests strategies for countering its dominance.

Makeup in the World of Beauty Vlogging

study of social media celebrity as well as quantitative data samples examining
beauty vloggers through the lens of digital ethnography. 14. Khamis, Ang, and
Welling, “Self-branding,” 194. 15. Ibid., 195. 16. Ibid. 17. Graeme Turner, “The
Mass ...

Makeup in the World of Beauty Vlogging

Author: Clare Douglass Little

Publisher:

ISBN: 1498592465

Page: 258

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This collection studies beauty vlogging as a phenomenon operating at the intersection of celebrity culture, digital communities, and the cosmetics industry. Exploring subjects ranging from race and gender to disability and religion, the chapters examine how the genre has impacted social media landscapes and gender expression. The contributors analyze how beauty vlogging makes community and economic success seem accessible for viewers as well as how the beauty vlog itself can function as a platform for enacting and inspiring social commentary and change. Makeup in the World of Beauty Vlogging studies the cultural phenomenon of the beauty vlog as a space where audiences and vloggers find a voice and a means of personal expression via the potentially subversive power of makeup and social media.

Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia

Womenlink's Media Division did have a concrete position, however, that the “
problem is not ... Womenlink, understanding the connection outlined in the
previous section between K-pop, plastic surgery, and digital media, contends that
media ...

Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia

Author: S. Heijin Lee

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 147989284X

Page: 320

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How transnational modernity is taking shape in and in relation to Asia Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia considers the role of bodily aesthetics in the shaping of Asian modernities and the formation of the so-called “Asian Century.” S. Heijin Lee, Christina H. Moon, and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu train our eyes on sites as far-flung, varied, and intimate as Guangzhou and Los Angeles, Saigon and Seoul, New York and Toronto. They map the transregional connections, ever-evolving aspirations and sensibilities, and new worlds and life paths forged through engagements with fashion and beauty. Contributors consider American influence on plastic surgery in Korea, Vietnamese debates about “the fashionable,” and the costs and commitments demanded of those who make and wear fast fashion, from Chinese garment workers to Nepalese nail technicians in New York who are mandated to dress "fashionably." In doing so, this interdisciplinary anthology moves beyond common characterizations of Asians and the Asian diaspora as simply abject laborers or frenzied consumers, analyzing who the modern Asian subject is now: what they wear and how they work, move, eat, and shop.

Satya Nilayam

The media in one shape or form have become part of the rituals of everyday life .
The emergence of new ... And the concept of beauty as promoted by the media is
a condition of being excessively thin , fair and tall . The consequence of this ...

Satya Nilayam

Author:

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Media Asia

Procter and Gamble promoted their sanitary product Whisper , a new product in
India , with booklets on hygiene and beauty care . Also , in India , Hindustan
Lever Limited challenged traditional concepts of beauty — which emphasises
eyes ...

Media Asia

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Media Works

What a Beauty ! The definition of beauty has changed many times over the
centuries . If a current female model were transported to Europe five hundred
years ago , she would be considered scrawny and underourished . But if the
fashionable ...

Media Works

Author: Neil Andersen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780195407303

Page: 223

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Children and Media Violence

It is , I suggest , an engagement , over a long period , with all forms of media
representations . It is concerned with how messages are put together , by whom
and in whose interests . It is concerned with the concept of beauty and the
concept of ...

Children and Media Violence

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Beauty Myth Beliefs

56 our understanding of the phenomenon may be enriched by contextualizing it
with the Beauty Myth framework ; that is ... the impact of media beauty images on
women's self - concepts have used photographs of models from magazines and ...

Beauty Myth Beliefs

Author: Britain Ashley Scott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 328

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Young People and Gendered Media Messages

Gender , Sexuality and Consumer Culture Sexuality as a Consumer Force The
media industry and media content are global in many ways ... The stereotypical
media concept of sexuality is built around the female as the object of desire and
the male as active chooser of object ... wrestling on television ; one of many
examples of the merging of sports , entertainment , beauty , fashion and media
industries .

Young People and Gendered Media Messages

Author: Maria Jacobson

Publisher: Nordiskt Informationscenter for

ISBN:

Page: 66

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The report attempts to account for what is going on in the field of gender and media in a broad sense. The main focus is on news content and popular mainstream media primarily targeted at children and young people. Included are studies and reports from different disciplines, as media issues also attract scholars outside traditional media and communications research.

Gender in Asia

This illustrates clearly the multi - dimensional , personal human responses to
beauty and the largely one dimensional approach to beauty by media proprietors
and editors , and by the fashion and advertising industries . So , according to the
 ...

Gender in Asia

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 200

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Marketing Media Decisions

NEW IN MEDIA People performs weekly “ People played a significant role in.
American Visions ... The broadside explained the concept of the beauty notebook
, and included an enrollment form for the customer to bring into the store . With a
 ...

Marketing   Media Decisions

Author:

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ISBN:

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Bioart and the Vitality of Media

However , it is worth stressing that Kant is not therefore suggesting that aesthetic
judgments of beauty can be made only ... 28 For Kant , the frame promises
beauty , and beauty “ carries with it the concept of an invitation to the most
immediate ...

Bioart and the Vitality of Media

Author: Robert E. Mitchell

Publisher: In Vivo: The Cultural Mediatio

ISBN:

Page: 168

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