Doing bodies differently? Gender, youth, appearance and damage

Frost, L. (2003) Doing bodies differently? Gender, youth, appearance and damage. Journal of Youth Studies, 6 (1). pp. 53-70. ISSN 1367-6261

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1367626032000068163

Abstract

This paper critically examines Frost's contemporary discussions of gender issues, appearance and the body in young people. It draws on Frost's empirical research and other contemporary texts to consider whether gender is in fact the most useful structural dimension against which to examine these issues. Although mindful of social constructionist approaches to the issue of discourses of young womanhood as productive of body hatred, this paper is centrally concerned with beginning to examine the crucial issue of group identification, appearance and young people.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:body image, gender, youth, appearance
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:1724
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Deposited On:21 Jan 2010 13:06
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