Hot Topics: Body Image and Body Shaming, 1st Edition

  • Meghan Green
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560130
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560130
  • DDC: 306.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Puberty is a critical time for young adults in forming a positive self-image. They are constantly bombarded with images and comments regarding ideal body types from the media, friends, and family. Through charts and full-color photographs, readers gain information about the subjectivity of beauty standards and the importance of being healthy regardless of body type. The material engages readers and allows them to think critically about the stereotypes they are subjected to. A list of websites is included to offer them assistance in dealing with the pressure of conforming to expectations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Emphasis on Appearance.
1: Understanding Body Image.
2: Body Image: Nature Vs. Nurture.
3: The Role of Media in Shaping Body Image.
4: The Problem with Advertising.
5: Consequences of Poor Body Image.
6: Body Modifications.
Discussion Questions.
Organizations to Contact.
For More Information.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.