Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Humanities & Communication
I gathered six pre-developed topics regarding women in magazine advertisements. These include Artificial Look, Relative Size, Male Approval, Licensed Withdrawal, Irrelevant Sexualization and Superiority and Domination. I discuss their meanings and how they can be presented in advertisements. Then I gathered a collection of images from various magazines, which include specific name brand advertisements, as well as images from fashion spreads, and explain how they exemplify the specific topics presented. I also discuss some potential social suggestions and interpretations about stereotypes, as well as about the manipulation and reinforcement of established cultural ideas such as racism sexism and the impression and objectification of women.
Banda, Maya, "Who's face is it anyway?" (2002). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 268.