Readings for the Culture of Thin

Readings for the Culture of Thin

AP Language 2018


 The following resources should be included in your Annotated Works Consulted and Cited: Wolf, Ehrenreich, Walker, Daum, Prager or Pollitt or Sweet, Britt, Kilbourne, Goodman, Stanley + any additional sources you have used for your essay

12/5 / Bordo, Susan. “Hunger as Ideology.” Eating Culture. Eds. Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz. SUNY P, 1998, pp. 11-35. / n/a
1/4 / Ehrenreich, Barbara. “The Real Truth About the Female Body.” Time. 8 Mar. 1999.
(A review of the research on the biology of gender differences.)
1/8 / Wolf, Naomi. “The Beauty Myth.” The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women. Anchor, 1991, pp. 9-17 (on the text). (Long! Angry analysis of “the beauty myth)
1/11 / Kilbourne, Jean. “Beauty…and the Beast of Advertising.“ CML: Center for Media Literacy.
1/16 / Goodman, Ellen. “The Culture of Thin Bites Fiji.” Everything’s An Argument with Readings. 4th ed. Ed. Andrea Lunsford, John J. Ruszkiewicz, and Keith Walters. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007. 589-591. Culture+of+Thin+Bites+Fiji+STRUCTURE.PDF (Body image and culture)
Opt’l / Becker, Anne E. “Television, Disordered Eating, and Young Women in Fiji: Negotiating Body Image and Identity During Rapid Social Change.” Everything’s An Argument with Readings. 4th ed. Ed. Andrea Lunsford, John J. Ruszkiewicz, and Keith Walters. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007. 592-599. (Body image and culture) / n/a
1/17 / Walker, Rob. “Social Lubricant.” New York Times Magazine, 4 Sept 2005. 09/04/ magazine/social-lubricant.html (Analysis of Dove campaign)
1/17 / Daum, Meghan. “Fleshy Thighs on Parade.” Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug 2005.
(Analysis of Dove campaign)
1/18 / Britt, Suzanne. “That Lean and Hungry Look.” Models for Writers. 9th ed. Ed. Rosa, Alfred, and Paul Eschholz. Bedford St. Martin’s, 2007, pp. 499-502.
1/18 / Choose topic + Submit thesis statement for Thinthesis Essay
1/23 / Prager, Emily. “Our Barbies, Ourselves.” Wikispaces. file/view/Our-Barbie-Our-Selves-pdf.pdf OR
Pollitt, Katha. “HERS: Why Boys Don’t Play with Dolls.” New York Times Magazine, 8 Oct. 1995. OR
Sweet, Elizabeth. “Toys are More Divided by Gender Now Than They Were 50 Years Ago.” The Atlantic. 9 Dec. 2014.
(Gender stereotyping of toys)
1/25 / Organizational Plan for Thinthesis Essay
1/25 / Sandin, Lisa. “I Am Not My Body.” This I Believe., 13, Aug. 2007. (Personal story of a handicapped woman)
1/25 / Stanley, Brian Jay. “I Am Not This Body.” The New York Times. 6 May 2013.
1/25 / Levine, Michael and Linda Smolak. “10 Will-Powers for Improving Body Image.” National Eating Disorders Association. 2002.
1/29 / Annotated Works Cited. Final copy.
2/12 / Thinthesis Essay + Works Cited
Cosmetic Surg. / Gimlin, Debra L. “Cosmetic Surgery: Paying for Your Beauty.” Feminist Frontiers. 7th ed. Ed. Verta Taylor, Nancy Whittier and Leila J. Rupp. McGraw Hill, 2007, pp. 105-118.
Paglia, Camille. “The Pitfalls of Plastic Surgery.” America Now: Short Readings from Recent Periodicals. 7th ed. Ed. Robert Atwan. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007, pp. 53-60.
Male issues / Silva, Marc A. “Body Image Dissatisfaction: A Growing Concern Among Men.” Milwaukee School of Engineering. Apr 2006.
Penn, Nathaniel. “20% of Anorexics are Men.” GQ. Sept. 2012.
Stats / “Body Image & Nutrition: Fast Facts.” Teen Health and the Media. Teen Futures Media Network. N.D.
“11 Facts About Body Image.” Do Something. N.d.
Katz, Nikki. “Body Image Statistics.” About. The New York Times Company. 2005.
Videos / “Beauty and Body Image: That’s What She Said.” Soulpancake. Youtube. 15 Jan. 2014.
Bell, Christopher. “Bring on the Female Superheroes!” Tedx ColoradoSprings. Oct. 2015.
“Body Evolution—Model Before and After.” Online video clip. Youtube. President of the World. 22 Mar. 2012..
“Body Size: How You See Me.” Soulpancake. Youtube 5 Dec. 2016.
“Dove Commercial (Girls are Under Pressure).” Online video clip. Youtube. MichaZM. 1 Sept. 2008.
“Dove Pro-Age Campaign.” Online video clip. Youtube. wllmsjennifer. 20 Feb. 2007..
“Dove Real Beauty Sketches.” Online video clip. Youtube. Doveunitedstates. 14 Apr. 2013..
“Dove True Colors.” Online video clip. Youtube. Colewayzata. 29 Nov. 2012..

“The Journey to Comfort Super Bowl Commercial 2010.” Online video clip. Youtube. FunnyInternetVids. 7 Feb. 2010.

/ “Toy Ads and Learning Gender.” Feminist Frequency. Online video clip. Youtube, 16 Nov. 2010.
Kilbourne, Jean. “"The dangerous ways ads see women." TED TEDxLafayetteCollege. May 2014.
Piper, Tom. “Amy.” Online video clip. Youtube. 16 Oct. 2007.
Piper, Tom. “Beauty Pressure.” Online video clip. Youtube, 10 Nov. 2010.
Piper, Tom. “Dove Evolution.” Online video clip. Youtube, 6 Oct. 2006.
Rosten, Jesse. “Fotoshop by Adobé.” Online video clip. Youtube, 9 Jan. 2012.
Russell, Cameron. “Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model.” TED. TEDxMidatlantic. Jan. 2013.
“Self-Esteem and Body Image: That’s What He Said.” Soulpancake. Youtube 28 Oct. 2015.
Wylde, Ashley. ”Meet Yourself in the Mirror.” Online video clip. Youtube. Apr. 2014.