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BODY IMAGE

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Louise Caruana

on 22 May 2015

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Transcript of BODY IMAGE

BODY IMAGE
AND
THE MEDIA

MORAL PANICS
IDEOLOGIES
‘The way in which we imagine the world to be’

Think
YOU
can tell the difference between an original and a photoshopped

image?
OR
REFERENCES
Healey, Justin 2014 'Positive Body Image',
Issues in Society
, p. 65, ISBN 9781922084446.
Reach Out, 2014,
What is body image?

Way you
see
yourself
Way you
feel
about the way you look
Thoughts
and beliefs you have about your body
Things you
do
in relation to the way you look
Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia & binge eating
Alcohol and other drug abuse
Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression
And can lead to undertaking cosmetic surgery

POSITIVE BODY IMAGE
Self-esteem
Self-acceptance
Healthy outlook and behaviours
NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE
'a threat to societal values and interests;
its nature is presented in a stylized and stereotypical fashion by the mass media;'

PHOTOSHOP
1.
alter (a photographic image) digitally
using Photoshop image-editing software.

a brand name for computer software used to digitally alter digital photographs or other graphics.
2.
noun
Significant social and cultural factor that influences the development of people’s self-perception and body image

Young people especially susceptible to social pressures to conform to ideal stereotypes

Present public with images of attractive, thin women and athletic, handsome men

Can contribute to unrealistic perceptions about appropriate physical appearance

No national system of regulation relating to portrayal of body image in print and electronic media, nor use of digital manipulation techniques
Photoshop is the norm, whether you're shooting family photos, senior portraits, or billboards.

It's become so normal that we hardly even notice it anymore. Behind the wrinkle-removing, curve-enhancing, waist slimming work is developing an ideology of youth and beauty.

Image manipulation in programs like Photoshop have fallen victim to the notion that the advertised product contributes to body image expectations, eating disorders and other emotional problems.

Photoshop or digitally “touching up” celebrities and models in photographs presented to the media is something done within this industry commonly
the beauty or perfection seen within these digitally modified photographs is used to sell products or ideologies the media industry tries to depict this as the ideal way to look

PHOTOSHOP & IDEOLOGIES
THE MEDIA'S ROLE
Is the media responsible for changes in body image?
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