Download Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture by Carla Rice PDF

By Carla Rice

ISBN-10: 144264043X

ISBN-13: 9781442640436

In a tradition the place attractiveness is forex, women’s our bodies are usually perceived as measures of price and value. the hunt for visibility and self-acceptance will be daunting, specifically for these at the cultural margins of “beauty.”

Becoming Women bargains a considerate exam of the hunt for id in an image-oriented global. That seek is informed during the stories of a bunch of ladies who got here of age within the wake of moment and 3rd wave feminism, that includes voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups.

Carla Rice pairs renowned imagery with own narratives to reveal the “culture of contradiction” the place raises in person physique recognition were matched by means of much more restrictive female photograph beliefs and norms. With insider insights from the Dove crusade for genuine attractiveness, Rice exposes the wonder industry’s colonization of women’s our bodies, and examines why “the attractiveness fantasy” has but to be resolved.

Show description

Read or Download Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture PDF

Similar women's studies books

Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy

Following François Laruelle's nonstandard philosophy and the paintings of Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell, Luce Irigaray, and Rosi Braidotti, Katerina Kolozova reclaims the relevance of different types commonly rendered "unthinkable" via postmodern feminist philosophies, similar to "the real," "the one," "the limit," and "finality," significantly repositioning poststructuralist feminist philosophy and gender/queer reports.

What Do Women Want?: Essays by Erica Jong

Erica Jong's principles of writing are "never minimize funny" and "keep the pages turning. " And Jong provides in those twenty-six essays, coupling frank and risqué tales approximately her personal existence with provocative items on her ardour for politics, literature, Italy, and-yes-sex. initially released in 1998, this up-to-date version beneficial properties 4 new essays.

Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding Power

As queen of Spain, Isabel I of Castile (known to heritage as Isabella the Catholic, 1474-1504) oversaw the production of Europe's first geographical region and laid the principles for its emergence because the biggest empire the West has ever known-nearly a century ahead of the higher identified and extra greatly studied Elizabeth I of britain.

Women of courage: inspiring stories from the women who lived them

In ladies of braveness greater than forty ladies inform intimate stories of bravery that extend the definition of braveness. through writing in regards to the instances of their lives once they were so much in depression, and revealing the interior assets that helped them live to tell the tale, those powerful ladies encourage readers to acknowledge their very own acts of braveness.

Additional info for Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture

Sample text

In a consumerist visual society, research participants dealt with the disparity between their differences and ideals of desirability by imagining their “best possible” body and self. Messages in contemporary beauty industries echo women’s efforts to close the gap between their body differences and ideals of desirability by aspiring to their best body. This sophisticated self-making strategy has also become a marketing strategy since it pulls diverse audiences into image-related concerns and, thereby, into consumerism.

The theory helps to illuminate why people with anomalous bodies and those seen as racially distinct are often viewed as frightening and other: people want to banish what is unfamiliar because it disturbs their identities and selves. Since no one’s sense of self is ever completely settled or secure, the abject continues to haunt our consciousness by making us vigilant against anything that might jeopardize the boundaries of our being. Kristeva’s theory offers important insight into why people reject the unfamiliar.

These recent theoretical shifts are important because they recognize the roles of physicality, process, unpredictability, and creativity in understanding the human body and embodiment. Re-visioning Development as Becoming Body becoming theories do more than challenge taken-for-granted ideas about bodies. They contribute to our understanding of selves by disputing the conventional story of human psychological change. Introductionâ•…23 There is a long history of psychological theorizing about human (mostly male) development and a shorter history of feminist theorizing about female development.

Download PDF sample

Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture by Carla Rice

by Anthony

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 50 votes