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Representation

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Anna Stokes

Anna Stokes

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  • 1. Magazines and Representation
  • 2. Question? <ul><li>Is the lifestyle magazine simply a cynical mechanism to deliver consumers to the body product industry? </li></ul>
  • 3. ..the vehicle that delivers a market Magazines are… … which are then bought by the consumer … to the capitalist organisations which make and sell body products
  • 4. Why does David Beckham feature so heavily in magazines?
  • 5. Feminists criticise lifestyle magazines <ul><li>“ Every woman knows that regardless of her achievements, she is a failure if she is not beautiful… the UK beauty industry takes £8.9 billion a year out of women’s pockets. Magazines financed by the beauty industry teach little girls that they need make-up and train them to use it, so establishing tehir lifelong reliance on beauty products” (Germain Greer 1999)‏ </li></ul>
  • 6. Look at these representations of women found in magazines. How do they exploit women’s anxiety in making them buy things? more&apos;s Seven Day Bikini Plan If Jade Goody can do it, you can too
  • 7. How does this subvert the stereotype?
  • 8. <ul><li>To what extent are lifestyle magazines vehicles to exploit women&apos;s anxiety in order to deliver them into the clutches of clothes, cosmetics and surgery? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the readers tricked into thinking happiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can be bought in a bottle of shampoo? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergo textual analysis of 3 women&apos;s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>magazines and write up your findings </li></ul></ul>

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