Trapped in the Looking Glass: Self-Objectification in Women

Trapped in the Looking Glass: Self-Objectification in Women Sex Roles (2012) 66:701–702 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0094-2 BOOK REVIEW Trapped in the Looking Glass: Self-Objectification in Women Self-Objectification in Women: Causes, Consequences, and Counteractions. Edited by Rachel M. Calogero, Stacey Tantleff-Dunn, & J. Kevin Thompson, Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association, 2011. 251 pp. $69.95 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-1-4338-0798-5 Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp Published online: 22 November 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 As noted early in the first chapter, the process of self- its sequele are detrimental to women. However, the empirical data has yet to fully examine the range and depth objectification (e.g., the process of viewing oneself as an object from an outsider’s point of view) is a subtle, of this debate so it may be premature to definitively dominating, and powerful form of social control that can conclude that objectification is all bad. The field does not strip women of their ability to be free, autonomous, vibrant want to succumb to confirmation bias and reduce the participants in the world. The publication of this book positive impact, and likely validity, of what objectification speaks to the growing importance, and influence of, theory offers for understanding the psychology of women. research examining how society’s continuous sexual objec- Consequently, the authors Sex Roles Springer Journals

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