Essays Tagged: "Jean Kilbourne"

Beauty and society..the beauty myth

es as well as our losing battle against anorexia and bulimia amongst young women today.According to Jean Kilbourne, narrator of Still Killing Us Softly (1987), approximately 80 percent of 4th grade gi ...

(4 pages) 572 9 4.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

"Two ways a woman can get hurt" by Jean Kilbourne.

inating competition.Another way the woman is presented in advertisement is as a prospective victim. Jean Kilbourne author of "Two ways a woman can get hurt" tries to explain why "women would find this ...

(3 pages) 118 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Can an Engine Pump the Valves in Your Heart" by Jean Kilbourne. Give an example of how advertising compamies use sex to sell their product.

In the essay "Can an Engine Pump the Valves in Your Heart" by Jean Kilbourne, she gives an example of how advertising companies use sex to sell their product. Acc ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

The Effects of Advertisements on Gender Hegemony

nd desire. Who cares about a woman's personality; they are sexual objects now. Independent scholar, Jean Kilbourne states, "Women are especially vulnerable because our bodies have been objectified and ... ions of Fashion Photographs," in Gender, Race, and Class in Media, 2nd ed. Edited by Gail Dines and Jean M. Humez. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc., 2003.Jhally, Sut. "Image-Based Culture: Ad ...

(8 pages) 123 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Sociology of Advertising and The Stereotyping of Women in the Media: Gender Roles, Personal Dissatisfaction and Issues of Patriarchy- Who Is Really to Blame?

o the way we, as a society, think and act; particularly, the image we shape of women in our culture.Jean Kilbourne, perhaps one of the best-known advocates of raising awareness about the exploitation ... Harold G.; Hagan, John; Blackwell, Brenda Sims; Arneklev, Bruce. SocialForces; 9/1/1996.Kilbourne, Jean. "Beauty... and the Beast of Advertising." Reading Culture. Ed. DianaGeorge and John Trimbur. 4 ...

(10 pages) 219 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Social Constructs: Relying on visuals to identify and understand ourselves

s judged based on his or her appearance. Drawing on the works of Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Thomas Hine, Jean Kilbourne, Maria Mies, Roger Rosenblatt, and Kath Weston, I will reveal how our society has com ... his enormous valuing of our appearances contributes greatly to the insecurities plaguing Americans. Jean Kilbourne, probably the best-known advocate of raising awareness about the exploitation of wome ...

(17 pages) 182 0 4.1 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


nd vulnerable girls. The second documentary about advertising which is "Slim hopes" by Jean kilbourne make me thing about another inconvenient of ads which is that we are starting to crea ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Females In Advertising

n, and other artifacts of popular culture.In "Beauty"¦and the Beast of Advertising"�, Jean Kilbourne emphasizes the negative role that American advertising has had in epitomizing gender ... sona will sell their product, especially when that product is meant for men. However, if women like Jean Kilbourne stand up against what advertisers have done to the female image, perhaps one day, the ...

(4 pages) 47 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Teen Targeting Alcohol Advertisements         Alcoholism is a major drug problem

e for the younger generation. Promoting alcoholic beverages influences teenagers in a negative way. Jean Kilbourne speaking on behalf of the National council of Alcoholism and drug Dependence states, ...

(5 pages) 2910 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Sex Sells: The Art of Advertising

world to look like the models we see in advertisements, not even they look like that. According to Jean Kilbourne, “The ideal cannot be achieved; it is inhuman in its flawlessness. And it is the ...

(4 pages) 23 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Gender and American Culture

Killing Us Softly by Jean Kilbourne, she wants us to take advertising seriously. Jean tells us that in 1979 $20 billion w ... . An example of this is an advertisement I saw on television that is trying to get you to buy their jeans. The way that the commercial went is two people are entering an apartment while making out the ... ial went is two people are entering an apartment while making out the whole time. You never see the jeans until the end of the commercial when they are lying on the ground. I thought to myself that th ...

(5 pages) 39 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Role of Women In Advertisments

lauded.Furthermore, advertisements dehumanize women and reduce them to the role of an accessory. In Jean Kilbourne's essay "Jesus Is a Brand of Jeans", she states that, "Advertising often turns people ... al Petracca and Madeleine Sorapure. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2012. 71-88 Print.Kilbourne, Jean. "Jesus Is a Brand of Jeans". Common Culture: Reading and WritingAbout American Popular Culture ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Art Essays

Cultural Myths and Ideologies

l Myths and IdeologiesIn the documentaries Kings of England by Terry Jones and Killing Us Softly by Jean Kilbourne one can come to the conclusion that they share very similar ideas talking about the v ... sion of the past has been replaced by something in some ways even more demanding and constricting", Jean Kilbourne. While some do not see the harm that this may pose, others can agree that it is impli ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


e greatly focused on appearance. Throughout this semester we have learned from many feminists, like Jean Kilbourne about how we focus too much on trying to obtain a level of perfection, which is impos ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

The Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality

expectations of the roles of each gender. Women are criticized when they are considered too sexual (Jean Kilbourne, 133). Sexuality is the preference an individual has in relation to their sexual rela ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community