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Media, Media, Tell Me, Who is the Fairest in the Land?: A Critical discourse analysis of body image ( mis ) representation in the media. Rebecca Bates M.S.W, R.S.W. overview. Reason for Research Literature Review Methodology Data Sampling and Collection Findings

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Media, Media, Tell Me, Who is the Fairest in the Land?: A Critical discourse analysis of body image (mis) representation in the media

Rebecca Bates M.S.W, R.S.W

overview
overview
  • Reason for Research
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Data Sampling and Collection
  • Findings
    • New Forms of Weight Discrimination
    • Healthy Body Neoliberalism
    • Technology of the Body
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • Questions
reason for research
Reason for research
  • Research Questions:
    • how body image ideals are depicted and conceptualized in Canadian mass media?
    • how body image portrayals in the media can impact Canadians health?
  • Interest in this research
  • Purpose of Research
methodology
Methodology
  • Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)
    • Uncovers the link between macro and micro-levels of discourse
    • Reveals the shaping and restructuring of discourse
  • Foucault’s Archaeology of Knowledge
    • Critiqued and evaluated the concepts and development of body image discourse
    • Problematized the meaning of body image discourse in the media
    • Analyzed the rules of formation among discourses
    • Explored the current rules of body image talk
data sampling and collection
Data sampling and collection
  • Articles in the Toronto Star and Globe and Mailbetween January 2011 and March 2013
  • Search terms: “obesity,” “body image,” “overweight,” “underweight,” and “thinness ideal”
  • Headline Analysis
data collection
Data Collection

Data Search and Summary

Electronical Newspaper Search

findings new forms of weight discrimination
Findings: New Forms of weight Discrimination
  • New Forms of Weight Discrimination
    • Body Size Stigmatization
    • Body Size Choice or Governmental Problem?
    • Gender Discourse
findings technology of the body
Findings: Technology of the Body
  • Technology of the Body
    • Healthy Body Surveillance Tools
    • Body Image Experts
    • Body Image Binaries
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Discussion
  • Relevance to Social Work Practice
  • Implication of the Findings
  • Future Research
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • I would like to thank my family and friends for their support throughout this research journey.