Sex Roles (2011) 65:461–468 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0039-9 MEDIA REVIEW Expose the Illusions, Crack the Codes: Contextualizing Visual Media to Mold a New Reality Cover Girl Culture: Awakening the Media Generation. By Nicole Clark, New York, Women Make Movies, 2009. 80 min. $295.00 (University Price). www.wmm.com. and The Codes of Gender: Identity & Performance in Popular Culture. By Sut Jhally, Northampton, Mass., Media Education Foundation, 2009. 72 min. (unabridged), 46 min. (abridged). $275.00 (University Price). ISBN: 1-932869-39-5. www.mediaed.org Tracy L. Tylka & Rachel M. Calogero Published online: 23 July 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 This article provides a comprehensive review of two films ed microcosm of a larger cultural issue: the permission to that analyze how and to what effect displays of gendered sexually objectify and restrict girls and women (Calogero et body ideals in the media impact body image and a wide al. 2011; Fredrickson and Roberts 1997). Via the media, spectrum of behaviors among viewers. While there were young girls learn that their looks are important to their obvious differences in the contextual background, content, identity (Bartky 1990) and may begin to perceive and and approach of these two films, both films highlight the describe themselves by their
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