Annotated Bibliography Essay

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Leslie Chan
February 26, 2014
English 102
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Annotated Bibliography

Macdonald, Myra. “Representing Women: Myths of Femininity in the Popular Media.” London: E. Arnold, 1995. Print.
This source is a 220 page book written by an individual at Glascow Caledonian Univestory who lectures in Communication and Media This book is a brief analysis on how print and visual media affect women in the twentieth century. It does not limit itself to only reality but it also covers the myths that are associated with women and media/advertisement. She focuses a major part to the tendency of advertisers’ playfulness towards women representations. I will use this source to provide evidence and answers as to why women are targeted majority. Women were targeted by the mass media as early as the 1930s.

Slater, Amy, et al. “Reality Check: An Experimental Investigation Of The Addition Of Warning Labels To Fashion Magazine Images On Women's Mood And Body Dissatisfaction.” Journal Of Social & Clinical Psychology 31.2 (2012): 105-122. Academic Search Complete. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. This source is a research paper on a experimental investigation done on women in a published journal. In this investigation, three groups of women are exposed to fashion with brand names. The three groups were one with no labeling, one with a short warning label, and one with an explanative warning label. The investigation showed that the group with a short warning label felt the less body dissatisfaction and were able to recall more of the brand names whereas the group with an explanative warning label couldn’t be bothered to read the whole labeling and the control group (without any labeling) both felt a greater level of body dissatisfaction. I will use this source ...

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...y Portrayed As Sex Icons? Statistics Show a Massive Gender Imbalance Across Industries." PolicyMic. N.p., 20 Feb. 2012. Web. 27 Feb. 2014.
This source is an article that talks about how women are portrayed in the media and that the problem lies at the stem(youth). The article talks about how women in films and television were rarely given leadership roles and were less likely to achieve their goals. Average teenage individual spends roughly 10 hours and 45 minutes in just one day consuming media. Women are becoming the majority of journalism and mass communication, increasing from year to year. Why is women body image an issue in the media if the producers of the content are women? I can use this article as support with the other sources in my research paper to find out why advertising media is degrading women when those who are producing the content are also women.
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