Body Images Presented in the Media


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Body Images Presented in the Media
Globalization, industrialization, social change and technological innovations that have developed over the past several decades have contributed to the public being overwhelmed with images of the cultural change of the definition of beauty and its seemingly narrowing criteria. From early on, young men and women are bombarded with visual representations of what the surrounding society perceives as aesthetically beautiful. Today, the epitome of female beauty is derived predominantly from the runways of Paris, London, and New York which eventually funnels down to the pages of countless fashion editorials and television programs. Similarly, conceptions of masculine attractiveness are portrayed on the covers...
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.....t frames. With the media industry’s inclusion of a more diverse array of photographed and filmed individuals will come our broader perception of what is beautiful.
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