Mediatizing the naked truth - a re-conceptualisation of the ideal beach body in contemporary media

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Abstract

This theoretical paper aims to deliver a new and enhanced definition of the ideal beach body based upon an extensive interdisciplinary literature review. It argues that the beach body theoretically comprises of two basic forms: (1) The real beach body as it appears on the beach and (2) the mediatized beach body, i.e. the one that prevails in the media.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2016
Event6th European Communication Conference: Mediated (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 9 Nov 201612 Nov 2016

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Conference6th European Communication Conference
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period9/11/1612/11/16

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Keywords

  • media
  • body image
  • self

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Kleim, A., Eckler, P., & Tonner, A. (2016). Mediatizing the naked truth - a re-conceptualisation of the ideal beach body in contemporary media. Paper presented at 6th European Communication Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
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2016. Paper presented at 6th European Communication Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

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