The female body on social media

Petya Eckler, Yusuf Kalyango Jr.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The essays in this chapter authored by communication scholars and professionals provide a range of perspectives on social media. The issues covered explore societal topics including the impact of social media on young women’s perceptions of their bodies and how social media both helps and hurts victims of sexual assault.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Media
Subtitle of host publicationA Reference Handbook
EditorsKelli S. Burns
Place of PublicationGoleta, CA
PublisherABC-CLIO Greenwood
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781440843556
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameContemporary World Issues
PublisherABC-CLIO Greenwood


  • female body
  • body image portrayal
  • social media
  • teenagers
  • young adults
  • digital platforms
  • photo-related activities
  • exercise
  • weight loss
  • dieting
  • Facebook


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