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Author Nelson, Jennifer, 1965-

Title Airbrushed Nation : The Lure & Loathing of Women's Magazines / Jennifer Nelson
Published Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 267 pages)
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
Summary Glamour. Cosmo. SELF. Ladies' Home Journal. Vogue. In an industry that has been in a downward spiral for years, these magazines?and other women?focused magazines like them?have not only retained their readership, they've increased it. Every month, five million-plus women peel back the slick cover of their favorite magazine to thumb through pages filled with tidings and advice about fashion, beauty, sex, relationships, dieting, health, and lifestyle. But do women's magazines offer valuable information, or do they merely peddle fluff and fantasy?and in either case, do women take their messages t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Body image in women -- Social aspects -- United States.
Women in mass media.
Women -- Press coverage -- United States.
Women's periodicals, American -- Illustrations -- Themes, motives.
Women's periodicals, American.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1580054633 (electronic bk.)
9781580054638 (electronic bk.)