The Resource Body shots : Hollywood and the culture of eating disorders, Emily Fox-Kales, (electronic book)

Body shots : Hollywood and the culture of eating disorders, Emily Fox-Kales, (electronic book)

Label
Body shots : Hollywood and the culture of eating disorders
Title
Body shots
Title remainder
Hollywood and the culture of eating disorders
Statement of responsibility
Emily Fox-Kales
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Synopsis: How do movie star bodies and celebrity culture influence the way real girls and women feel about their own size and shape? What effect can popular films have on everyday eating behavior and exercise rituals? Body Shots shows how Hollywood films, movie stars, and celebrity media help propagate the values of an "eating disordered culture" which promotes constant self-scrutiny and vigilance, denial of appetite and overcontrol of weight in the compulsive pursuit of an eternally elusive body ideal of slenderness and fitness. In a unique approach that merges the disciplines of film analysis, gender studies, and psychology, clinical psychologist and cinema studies scholar Emily Fox-Kales demonstrates how the body narratives of such Hollywood celebrities as Lindsay Lohan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Oprah Winfrey and their battles with bulimia, post-maternal weight gain, and yo-yo dieting not only serve as public enactments of the same eating and weight struggles their fans endure, but create a "new normal" which naturalizes and even valorizes the chronic body dissatisfaction and weight obsession that are established risk factors for eating disorders in women and girls. Written for students of cultural and gender studies, parents, media literacy educators, as well as film buffs everywhere, this book aims to provide the moviegoer with the critical tools necessary to develop a resistant gaze at Hollywood productions and make healthier choices among the many viewing screens of our super-mediated world
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Fox-Kales, Emily
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Human body in motion pictures
  • Body image in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures and women
  • Women in motion pictures
Label
Body shots : Hollywood and the culture of eating disorders, Emily Fox-Kales, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10574143
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 195 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Body shots : Hollywood and the culture of eating disorders, Emily Fox-Kales, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10574143
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 195 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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