Instagram and Women’s Bodies on Display sought to understand, using a content analysis, how women choose to portray their bodies on Instagram by examining the photos from two hashtags that focus on bodies: #thinspogram and #fitspiration. The study examined social comparison theory and self-presentation as why women choose to post pictures of their bodies on social media platforms such as Instagram. The study found that women posting photos in either hashtag tend to post sexualized photos of their bodies along with almost always appearing alone in the photos rather than with a group. The study also found that a flat stomach is becoming a body part on women that is becoming more sexualized.
|Commitee:||Mishra, Suman, Poepsel, Mark|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Womens studies, Communication, Web Studies|
|Keywords:||Body image, Instagram, Post-feminism, Social media|
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