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Book chapter

Women’s Attitudes towards Their Bodies: Influential Tendencies in Modern Western Culture

A woman’s body becomes a site of alarming attention and anxiety in modern Western culture. The preoccupation with the body seriously affects women’s psychological well-being and self-esteem, health and health related behaviours, relationships with others, and career. This article focuses onthe social influences on body perception and women’s individual lives. It reveals the complexity of a human body and women’s personal activity addressed to their bodies, and containsthe results of qualitative hermeneutical research of influential bodily sociocultural tendencies and women’s attitudes towards their bodies in modern Western culture.

 

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Women’s Attitudes towards Their Bodies: Influential Tendencies in Modern Western Culture
Vol. 1. Shanghai: Information Engineering Research Institute, 2011.