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Deadly Persuasion Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising

ISBN-10: 0684865998
ISBN-13: 9780684865997
Edition: 1999
Authors: Jean Kilbourne
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 11/15/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Diane E. Levin, Ph.D., (right) is a professor of education at Wheelock College in Boston, where she has been involved in training early childhood professionals for more than twenty-five years. An internationally recognized expert who helps professionals and parents deal with the effects of violence, media, and commercial culture on children, Levin is a senior adviser to the PBS parents’ website for girls, the co-founder of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, and the author or co-author of seven other books, including Remote Control Childhood? and The War Play Dilemma. She is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on alcohol and tobacco advertising and the image of women in advertising. The New York Times Magazine named her one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses. Her award-winning films include the Killing Us Softlyseries, Slim Hopes, Calling the Shots, and Spin the Bottle. The author ofCan’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, she is a frequent guest on radio and television programs such asToday andThe Oprah Winfrey Show. She has testified for the U.S. Congress and been an adviser to two surgeons general. A Senior Scholar at the Wellesley Centers for Women, she lives in Newton, Massachusetts. www.sosexysosoon.com

Foreword
Introduction: "A Girl of Many Parts": The Making of an Activist
"Buy this 24-Year-Old and Get All His Friends Absolutely Free": We Are the Product
"In Your Face ... All Over the Place!": Advertising Is Our Environment
"Bath Tissue Is Like Marriage": The Corruption of Relationships
"Can an Engine Pump the Valves in Your Heart?": Crazy for Cars
"Please, Please, You're Driving Me Wild": Falling in Love with Food
"The More You Subtract, the More You Add": Cutting Girls Down to Size
"Forget the Rules! Enjoy the Wine": Alcohol and Rebellion
"What You're Looking For": Rage and Rebellion in Cigarette Advertising
"The Dream Begins as Soon as You Open the Door": Advertising an Addictive Mind-Set
"In Life There Are Many Loves, But Only One Grande Passion": Addiction as a Relationship
"You Talkin' to Me?": Advertising and Disconnection
"Two Ways a Woman Can Get Hurt": Advertising and Violence
"Relax, and Enjoy the Revolution": Redefining Rebellion
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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