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Beauty, body image and the media – guest blog by Bidisha

June 1, 2012

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Posted on 31 May 2012. Bidisha* writer, critic and broadcaster Yesterday a cross party group of MPs produced yet another report on the subject of what is fast becoming a national body image crisis (see WVoN story). Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by unrealistic, unattainable and often fabricated images of the human body – […]

Conceptualizing Gender (3)

May 9, 2012

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Body Practice and Gender Performance by Azadeh Azad09-May-2012 Part III Key words: Body practices, Gender performance and performativity, Hegemonic models of identity Bryan Turner’s Body Practice Bryan Turner, who has developed the sociology of the body (1), examines bodies as “objects over which we labour: eating, sleeping, cleaning, dieting, exercising” (2). He puts forward the […]

Defining the new male ideal

March 24, 2012

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By Ashley Strickland, Special to CNNMarch 24, 2012 Personal trainer Drew Manning went from being ideal to overweight for his “Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit” campaign (CNN) — Drew Manning thought he had the body of the ideal man: 6 feet 2 inches of tanned musculature, sculpted arms and washboard abs that narrowed to a […]

So, men are obsessed with their bodies. Is that so bad?

January 31, 2012

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Male self-objectification has perhaps gone too far – but the compulsory self-loathing that came before was worse Mark Simpson guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 31 January 2012 David Beckham flaunts it in a 2008 advertising campaign for Giorgio Armani. Photograph: Kevin Sam/FilmMagic.com Back in the early 90s, when Loaded magazine and footie were conquering the culture, making it […]

So, men are obsessed with their bodies. Is that so bad?

January 31, 2012

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Male self-objectification has perhaps gone too far – but the compulsory self-loathing that came before was worse Mark Simpson guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 31 January 2012 David Beckham flaunts it in a 2008 advertising campaign for Giorgio Armani. Photograph: Kevin Sam/FilmMagic.com Back in the early 90s, when Loaded magazine and footie were conquering the culture, making it […]