Body Shots Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders

ISBN-10: 1438435282

ISBN-13: 9781438435282

Edition: 2011

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Combining the analytical tools of cinema studies with insights from clinical practice focused on eating disorders, Body Shots offers a compelling case for widespread media literacy to combat the effects of the "eating disordered culture" represented in Hollywood productions and celebrity life.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 205
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Dianne Hales is one of the country's most widely published authors of books & articles on health subjects. Her husband, Robert E. Hales, M.D., is a nationally renowned psychiatrist. He is professor & chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, & the author of more than 125 scientific publications. Together, they are also the co-authors of the definitive, award-winning reference work "Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health."

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Screen Bodies and Eating Disorders
Body Identifications: The Movie Screen and the Mirror
Celebrity Bodies
Body Mastery and the Ideology of Fitness
Body Transformation: Ugly Ducklings, Swans, and Movie Makeovers
Body Stigmatization: Fat Suits and Big Mamas
Teen Bodies: Valley Girls and Middle School Vamps
Alternative Visions
Glossary of Terms
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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