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Context of Practice 3: Danielle Muntyan

Dissertation Question: How has the Commercialization of the Ideal

Body Image affected Eating Disorders?
A critical analysis of theories and evidence, regarding the idealisation and commercialisation of
the female body image, and its subsequent impact on eating disorders.
1.0. Introduction
2.0. Background and Context
2.1. Context & History of Disordered Eating
2.2. Eating Disorders: Facts, Figures & Statistics
2.3. Women and Body Dissatisfaction
2.4. The Rise of the Ideal Body Image
3.0. Theoretical/Psychological Knowledge of Bodily Changes
3.1. The Mirror Stage and Reflections
3.2. Self-Objectification and Sexual-Objectification Theories
4.0. The Media and the Fashion Industry
4.1. 21st Century Media Exposure
4.2. Fashion and its Impact on Body Image and Disordered Eating

4.3. A Fashionable Comeback
5.0. Conclusion
6.0. Bibliography
Theorists, Health Professionals and Authors:
Henry (1963)
Bordo (1995)
Foucault (1975)
Engel, Staats, Reiss & Dombeck, Bell, Mornton
and Marce (1986)
Gull (1873)
Binswanger (1945)
Steinhausen (2002)
Steinhausen & Weber (2009)
B-EAT (2014)
Grogan (2008)
Charles & Kerr (1986)
Greer (1999)
Wolf (1990)
Hesse-Biber (1996)
Lacan & Freud
Straiton (1996)
Malkin (1999)
Groesz (2002)
Newhouse (2012)
Shulman (2012)
McCarthy, Slater & Tiggemann (2002)
Fredrickson & Roberts (1997)
Moradi and Huang (2008)
Szymanski, Moffitt & Carr (2011)
Bartky (1990)
Harper and Tiggemann (2007)
Morry & Staska (2001)
Katzmarzyk & Davis, Guillen & Barr, Serdar
Spitzer, Henderson & Zivian (1999)
Spettigue & Henderson (2004)
Sigman (2010)
Kilbourne (1994)
Silvertstein (1986)
An Unbearable Weight by Susan Bordo
Anorexia Nervosa: Psychopathy as the Crystallisation of Culture
Eating Disorders: Historial Understanding
The Case of Ellen West and other News/Magazine Articles
The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence: Adult Psychiatry Morbidity Survey
Body Image - Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Childen by L, Grogan.
Am I Thin Enough Yet? by S, Hesse-Biber
The Whole Woman by Germaine Greer
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
The Thin Ideal, Depression and Eating Disorders in Women by M, McCarthy
Barbie Culture by J, Stratton
The Mirror Gaze and Eating Disorders
Body Dissatisfaction and Pregnancy
Sexual-Objectification of Women: Advances to Theory and Reseach Journals
Self-Objectification, Mood and Body Image
The Impact of the Media on Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Female Body Image and Mass Media: Perspectives on how Women internalise the Ideal Beauty
The Health Initiative by Vogue
No Anorexia Campaign by Olivero Toscani
Anonymous Body Image Survey - Level 5
Practical: The Evolution of the Ideal Female Body Image: 1900 - 2014
I intend to show, inform and educate both males and females on the commercialisation of the
female body image over the past 114 years, showcasing how considerably the ideal body image
has changed as result of synthesising sociocultural, economic and environmental issues, in return
leading to disordered eating and disordered views of a healthy body image in present day times.
Information will be collated in a hardback, perfect bound coffee table book, which will act as a
seamless timeline of images and information, showcasing and highlighting both obvious and
subtle female bodily changes, and trends.
Format: A coffee table book is usually designed to provoke conversation and stimulate thought.
Size & Orientation: 8x10 inches, Portrait.
Page Count: 156
Vogue Archives
Vogue Books
- Vogue Fashion, Linda Watson
- Vogue Covers, Vogue
- Vogue Paris Covers 1920-2009, Vogue
Playboy Magazine Archives
Harpers Baazar Magazine Archives
Fashion Related Books
Fashion Photography Archives
Current Magazines, Adverts and News Articles
Billboard Advertisement Archives
Beauty, Skincare and Healthcare Archives
Beauty and Personal Well Being Campaigns
Fashion Campaigns and Catwalk Photos
Thankyou. Any Questions?