Media Influences

Bodysnarking in "Compliments": Looking Critically at Media Coverage of Celebrity Weight Loss

By Brittany Posey--Bodysnarking is relatively straightforward in the media, most of the time. There are, however, exceptions, especially in celebrity infotainment media sources.

Empire of Images: The Body Collage Project

By Melanie Klein-- I wasn’t trying to make a political or intellectual statement when I decided to get rid of my television in college.


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