Morphing the body:eating disorders and (mis)representations

Sipahioğlu Arkın, Zeren Sevim (2023) Morphing the body:eating disorders and (mis)representations. [Thesis]

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Based on multidisciplinary research on eating disorders from a gendered perspective, this thesis is an investigation of the visual and verbal culture around women’s bodies. It brings together certain artworks that touch on the subject, as well as the artists that have inspired my own art practice. In an expansive and non-hierarchical approach to “visual culture” with a focus on both the visual language of advertising and fine art, it aims to show and discuss how visual culture affects the perception of the female body. Alternative visual strategies, specifically by female artists, are brought to light in an attempt to reflect (mis)representations of women’s bodies, pointing to art as an important medium in raising awareness around the social aspect of eating disorders.
Item Type: Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual Culture, Visual Arts, Gender, Body, Eating Disorders. -- Görsel Kültür, Görsel Sanatlar, Cinsiyet, Beden, Yeme Bozuklukları.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P087-96 Communication. Mass media
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Visual Arts & Communication Design
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dila Günay
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2023 11:04
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023 11:04

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