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How Black women make sense of ‘White’ and Black’ fashion magazines: a qualitative think aloud study.

Ogden, J and Russell, S (2012) How Black women make sense of ‘White’ and Black’ fashion magazines: a qualitative think aloud study. Journal of Health Psychology.

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Abstract

This qualitative Think Aloud study explored how Black women (n=32) processed information from a White or Black fashion magazine. Comments to the ‘White’ magazine were characterised by rejection, being critical of the media and ambivalence, whereas they responded to the ‘Black’ magazine with celebration, identification and a search for depth. Transcending these themes was their self identity of being a Black woman which was brought to the fore either by a sense of exclusion (White magazine) or engagement (Black magazine). Such an identity provides resilience against media thin ideals by minimising the processes of social comparison and internalisation.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Ogden, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Russell, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 6 December 2012
Identification Number : 10.1177/1359105312465917
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Additional Information : Published in Journal of Health Psychology (Published online before print December 6, 2012, doi: 10.1177/1359105312465917). Copyright 2012 Sage Publications.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 Jan 2013 17:40
Last Modified : 26 Nov 2014 14:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/732522

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