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Author Nelson, Jennifer, 1965-
Title Airbrushed nation : the lure & loathing of women's magazines / Jennifer Nelson.
Publisher Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, c2012.
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 Book Stacks  PN4879 .N47 2012  AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 267 p. ; 21 cm.
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-264).
Summary Examines the women's magazine business, wonders how it is thriving amid the failing print journalism industry, and asks if the unrealistic body image it portrays is intentional or not.
Contents A chick-slick history -- The pink ghetto -- Truth in advertising -- Fashion forward -- It ain't about inner beauty -- To age or not to age -- The feminine fear factor -- To the left -- The big O -- Celebrity central.
ISBN 9781580054133 (pbk.)
1580054137 (pbk.)
Subject Women's periodicals, American.
Women -- Press coverage -- United States.
Women's periodicals, American -- Illustrations -- Themes, motives.
Women in mass media.
Body image in women -- Social aspects -- United States.

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