Hollywood and the Obsession with the Perfect Body

Hollywood and the Obsession with the Perfect Body Sex Roles (2012) 66:695–697 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0076-4 BOOK REVIEW Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders. By Emily Fox-Kales, Albany, NY, State University of New York Press, 2011. 195 pp. $22.95 (softcover). ISBN: 978-1-4384-3528-2 Jennifer Ann Harriger & J. Kevin Thompson Published online: 21 September 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 While it is widely accepted that body dissatisfaction and “socially redemptive message” (p. 94). Fox-Kales also eating disorders are the result of a variety of factors— incorporates accounts from patients and students who voice biological, familial, psychological, and sociocultural—and their responses to Hollywood films and describe the effects that not one particular factor can adequately account for the films have had on their own body image. She effectively development of such issues (Striegel-Moore and Bulik integrates the disciplines of psychology, gender studies and 2007), researchers agree that media influences do, at least cinema studies to provide an account of the damaging in part, impact the development of eating disorders. It has effects of Hollywood productions. been well documented that exposure to thin-ideal media Throughout the book, Fox-Kales addresses the toxic increases body dissatisfaction, internalization of the thin Hollywood culture and demonstrates how Hollywood films ideal, and disordered http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Hollywood and the Obsession with the Perfect Body

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/hollywood-and-the-obsession-with-the-perfect-body-JD6NQ69835
Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general; Gender Studies
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11199-011-0076-4
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Sex Roles (2012) 66:695–697 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0076-4 BOOK REVIEW Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders. By Emily Fox-Kales, Albany, NY, State University of New York Press, 2011. 195 pp. $22.95 (softcover). ISBN: 978-1-4384-3528-2 Jennifer Ann Harriger & J. Kevin Thompson Published online: 21 September 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 While it is widely accepted that body dissatisfaction and “socially redemptive message” (p. 94). Fox-Kales also eating disorders are the result of a variety of factors— incorporates accounts from patients and students who voice biological, familial, psychological, and sociocultural—and their responses to Hollywood films and describe the effects that not one particular factor can adequately account for the films have had on their own body image. She effectively development of such issues (Striegel-Moore and Bulik integrates the disciplines of psychology, gender studies and 2007), researchers agree that media influences do, at least cinema studies to provide an account of the damaging in part, impact the development of eating disorders. It has effects of Hollywood productions. been well documented that exposure to thin-ideal media Throughout the book, Fox-Kales addresses the toxic increases body dissatisfaction, internalization of the thin Hollywood culture and demonstrates how Hollywood films ideal, and disordered

Journal

Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 21, 2011

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off