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Beauty sick : how the cultural obsession with appearance hurts girls and women / Renee Engeln, Ph. D.

Engeln, Renee. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library BF 697.5 .B63 E54 2017 30775305533615 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062469779
  • ISBN: 0062469770
  • ISBN: 9780062469786
  • ISBN: 0062469789
  • ISBN: 9781538415863
  • ISBN: 1538415860
  • Physical Description: xiv, 383 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper an imprint of Harper CollinsPublishers, [2017]

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Introduction -- This is beauty sickness. Will I be pretty? ; Just like a woman ; I, object -- This is what beauty sickness does to women. Your mind on your body and your body on your mind ; It's a shame ; Your money and your time -- This is how the media feeds beauty sickness. Malignant mainstream media ; (Anti)social media and online obsessions -- The ways we're fighting beauty sickness aren't working. Media literacy is not enough ; The problem with "real beauty" -- How we can fight beauty sickness. Turning down the volume ; Stop the body talk ; Function over form ; Learning to love your body and teaching others to do the same ; Turning away from the mirror to face the world.
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"Today's young women face a bewildering set of contradictions when it comes to beauty. They don't want to be Barbie dolls but, like generations of women before them, are told they must look like them. They're angry about the media's treatment of women but hungrily consume the very outlets that belittle them. They mock modern culture's absurd beauty ideal and make videos exposing Photoshopping tricks, but feel pressured to emulate the same images they criticize by posing with a "skinny arm." They understand that what they see isn't real but still download apps to airbrush their selfies. Yet these same young women are fierce fighters for the issues they care about. They are ready to fight back against their beauty-sick culture and create a different world for themselves, but they need a way forward."-- Publisher.
Today's young women are angry about the media's treatment of women but hungrily consume the very outlets that belittle them. Engeln reveals the shocking consequences of our obsession with girls' appearance on their emotional and physical health and their wallets and ambitions, including depression, eating disorders, disruptions in cognitive processing, and lost money and time. To truly fulfill their potential, we must break free from cultural forces that feed destructive desires, attitudes, and words. She provides inspiration and workable solutions to help girls and women overcome negative attitudes and embrace their whole selves.
Subject: Body image in women.

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Beauty Sick : How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women
Beauty Sick : How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women
by Engeln, Renee
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Table of Contents

Beauty Sick : How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Introductionp. xi
Part 1This Is Beauty Sickness
Chapter 1    Will I Be Pretty?p. 3
Chapter 2    Just Like a Womanp. 21
Chapter 3    I, Objectp. 39
Part 2This Is What Beauty Sickness Does to Women
Chapter 4    Your Mind on Your Body and Your Body on Your Mindp. 63
Chapter 5    It's a Shamep. 89
Chapter 6    Your Money and Your Timep. 111
Part 3This Is How the Media Feeds Beauty Sickness
Chapter 7    Malignant Mainstream Mediap. 141
Chapter 8    (Anti)social Media and Online Obsessionsp. 169
Part 4The Ways We're Fighting Beauty Sickness Aren't Working
Chapter 9    Media Literacy Is Not Enoughp. 195
Chapter 10    The Problem with "Real Beauty"p. 213
Part 5How We Can Fight Beauty Sickness
Chapter 11    Turning Down the Volumep. 231
Chapter 12    Stop the Body Talkp. 255
Chapter 13    Function over Formp. 279
Chapter 14    Learning to Love Your Body and Teaching Others to Do the Samep. 305
Chapter 15    Turning Away from the Mirror to Face the Worldp. 331
Acknowledgmentsp. 357
Notesp. 359
Indexp. 371

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