ERIC Number: EJ857778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Controlling Images, Media, and Women's Development: A Review of the Literature
Hammer, Tonya R.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v4 n3 p202-216 2009
Myths, stereotypes, and controlling images are embedded in the cultural textbook of cinema. Women are disempowered and marginalized by these images, and it is important to explore the existence and prevalence of these images in order to examine their effects on women's development. A review of the literature concerning controlling images and the media reveals the presence of stereotypes concerning everything from smoking habits to body image. From films, women are learning that they are secondary to men in the workforce and that there is nothing wrong with this perception.
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Literature Reviews, Sex Stereotypes, Social Attitudes, Mass Media Effects, Misconceptions, Social Influences, Gender Issues, Social Bias, Films, Mental Health, Cultural Influences
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