An online ethnography exploring body dissatisfaction in women with specific reference to idealised trends on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram

Clark, Samantha (2015) An online ethnography exploring body dissatisfaction in women with specific reference to idealised trends on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation explores current idealised body trends on Social Media Platforms (SMP) such as Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. This was achieved by completing an online ethnography on virtual communities such as Thinspiration, Pro-ana and Thin Ideal, in which body ‘ideals’ are continuously circulated by its users; thus, it is argued, influencing participants to have altered perceptions of body image and encouraging psychological issues such as body dysmorphia. This online ethnography includes information gleaned from ten participants who willingly provided the study with details of their use of SMP in order for the research to establish whether body image ideals influence their perceptions of dissatisfaction.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 15:27
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 16:07
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22696

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