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"Body Beautiful" and Body Image

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 100
Professor
Debra Pentecost
Semester
Fall

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Nov 28 The Body Beautiful: Adolescent Girls and Images of Beauty - Beverly Matthews Social world of adolescent girls - Role social world plays defining physical selves "The tyranny of appearance norms" - Author challenges belief that women uncritically or helplessly follow cultural ideals around beauty - This straining to get the "ideal look" is often a purposeful act Striving to "look good" -- to achieve social goals - Not blinding conforming, nor necessarily low self-esteem - Used to achieve social status & power - Conform to avoid costs associated with deviating from ideal 3 Levels of Gender System - Individual gender role orientation o How you position yourself - Micro structure - Macro structure Why Adolescence is important - Identity construction - Can't rely on borrowed identity from childhood - Importance of peers -- "peer arena" o Micro world where identity is constructed - "Imaginary audience" o Sensitive to judgments of
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