Essays about: "social norms of beauty"

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  1. 1. Will Beauty Save the World? A historical context study of the Miss Venezuela pageant as a conceivable contributor to communication for development.

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Jassir de Windt; [2019]
    Keywords : celebrity beauty queens; beauty with a purpose; communication for development; cultural identity; national identity; popular culture; race and class; internationalisation; economic transnationalism; social norms of beauty; representation women; social change; Celebrity-Development nexus; Venezuela; historical context; qualitative research;

    Abstract : In recent years, old-hand development scholars, in the category of Dan Brockington, have expressed their concern over academia’s neglect of the significance of celebrities in the field. As has been the case of an outturn hereof, namely beauty pageants. READ MORE

  2. 2. Women’s experiences of gender-based barriers and stereotypes in bodybuilding as a masculine sport in Poland

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper

    Author : Kaja Daroszewska; [2018-06-27]
    Keywords : Gender; Poland; women bodybuilding; stereotypes;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to study gender-based barriers and stereotypes that influence womenin masculine sports taking bodybuilding as an example and analyzing four interviews by usinga feminism perspective and professional discourse analysis. In terms of methodology it applies narrative writing, interviews, analysis and professional discourse analysis from female bodybuilding athletes and autoethnography. READ MORE

  3. 3. 'Dangerous Beauty' : a feminist analysis of the U.S. and the U.K. media’s portrayal of female soldiers through the case of Private First Class Lynndie England

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Mänskliga rättigheter

    Author : Frida Bergqvist; [2018]
    Keywords : Military; female soldiers; Lynndie England; U.S. media; U.K. media; militarised femininity; deductive content analysis; victimisation; demonisation; trivialisation; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to understand how, and why, the media is sustaining traditional gender norms in their portrayal of female soldiers. The primary material of the study consists of articles published by newspapers in the United States and the United Kingdom, describing PFC. Lynndie England and her actions in the Abu Ghraib scandal. READ MORE

  4. 4. If and how are Instagram's top male makeup influencers shifting the beauty norms & beauty representations in a female oriented industry

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Rima Jalba; [2018]
    Keywords : Instagram; Makeup; beauty norms; male makeup influencer;

    Abstract : The aim of this research is to explore if and how men performing makeup can shift the beauty norms and beauty representations for women. The shift is studied in the context of Instagram- a photo and video sharing social media platform, where individuals with large followings are called influencers, whereas their presence is qualified as influence. READ MORE

  5. 5. Changing the narratives of marginalised bodies - a study about body positivism

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för mediestudier

    Author : Anni Emilia Alentola; [2017]
    Keywords : body positivism; beauty standards; feminism; social media; Instagram;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study is to explain and analyse the body positivity movement in the social media platform Instagram, as well as its empowering effects on women active in this movement. The phenomenon based on visuality, body positivism, has more than three million pictures on Instagram, hashtagged under two popular hashtags examined in this thesis: #bodypositivity and #bodypositive. READ MORE