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Slim hopes : advertising and the obsession with thinness

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Alternate title:Advertising and the obsession with thinness
Summary:Uses examples of over 120 ads from magazines and T.V. to explore the manner in which women are portrayed in advertising that focuses on thinness. Discusses the impact these portrayals have on the self images of women and girls and their relationship to life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
Creator:Jhally, Sut
Contributor:Kilbourne, Jean
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:Body image in women -- Social aspects
Body image in women -- Psychological aspects
Leanness -- Social aspects
Leanness -- Psychological aspects
Women in advertising
Advertising -- Psychological aspects
Eating disorders -- Social aspects
Self-esteem in women -- United States
Sex role in advertising
Genre:Filmed lectures
Credits:Written & presented by Jean Kilbourne ; directed by Sut Jhally ; a production of the Media Education Foundation.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Broadcasting, Communications
Women's Studies
Films@UM Browse terms:Advertising, Marketing
Broadcasting, Mass Media
Women's Studies
Gender Studies
Health, Family Studies
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