Slim hopes : advertising and the obsession with thinness

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  • Creator written and presented by Jean Kilbourne
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, [1995] ©1995
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in
  • OCLC ocm33364827
  • Credits
    • Executive producer, director, editor, Sut Jhally ; director of photography, Charles Pappert ; research, Heather Odom

Summary

  • Explores the manner in which women are portrayed by advertising with the focus on thinness. Discusses the impact this portrayal has on the self images of women and girls.

Notes

  • Other title information on cassette label: Advertising & the obsession with thinness.
  • VHS format.

Contents

  • Impossible beauty -- The waif look -- Constructed bodies -- Food & sex -- Food & control -- The weight loss industry -- Freeing imaginations
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