Body Image Debate Glossary

30 Body Image terms

A notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job vacancy.
Example: What the publishers gain is not only the increase of sales but also a portion of revenue from ADVERTISEMENT .
fr: publicité
The activity or profession of producing advertisements for commercial products or services.
Example: Ney-spending on Ad or promotion. But GBS is a new business model which is based on splitting ADVERTISING revenue with publishers.
fr: La publicité
A set of principles underlying the work of a particular artist or artistic movement.
Example: Even though they concern mostly AESTHETIC issues some of them need immediate attention as they have been classified to major severity group.
fr: esthétique
Paint with an airbrush.
fr: aérographe
An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat.
Example: Accompanied with his diarrhoea, also presented with weight loss and ANOREXIA , which are typical of both carcinoma and UC.
fr: anorexie
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A combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.
Example: Finally, gender implications that render Cecilia 'tragic' mainly concern how her BEAUTY , and wanton behaviour are her downfall.
fr: beauté
body image
The subjective picture or mental image of one's own body.
Example: The side effects of the treatment P received meant that she had to deal with an altered BODY IMAGE such as the loss of her hair, this made her feel unattractive.
fr: l'image corporelle
An emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.
Example: PMH Previous medical history includes the following: BULIMIA and anorexia (since aged 18) Reported having always suffered from a degree of hypotension No other significant medical conditions or surgery DH smokes tobacco (5-10 day) and drinks occasional alcohol.
fr: boulimie
Relating to treatment intended to restore or improve a person's appearance.
Example: Joseph demanded to be seen immediately by a COSMETIC surgeon as he said he was an actor and he couldn't be left with a scar.
fr: cosmétique
cosmetic procedure
Elective medical procedures focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance, in terms of aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion.
fr: procédure cosmétique
cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic surgery is a type of plastic surgery that aims to improve ... and there is no recognized definition of what constitutes a medical spa.
Example: One example of this possibility lies in the area of COSMETIC SURGERY .
fr: chirurgie esthétique
A preparation applied to the body, especially the face, to improve its appearance.
fr: produits de beauté
eating disorder
Any of a range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits such as anorexia nervosa.
Example: Reflection I have worked with adults who have learning disability and Prader- Willi Syndrome, which is a genetic EATING DISORDER , for the last four years.
fr: trouble de l'alimentation
good looks
plural noun
The physically attractive appearance of someone, especially of their face.
Example: In the 'Lovely' perfume advert the model is Sarah-Jessica Parker who is renowned for her GOOD LOOKS and style after starring in the show 'Sex & the City'.
fr: bonnes allures
A person or thing regarded as perfect.
Example: Although couples subscribed to the IDEAL of a hierarchical relationship, many did not.
fr: idéale
Satisfying one's conception of what is perfect; most suitable.
Example: SCSI would be IDEAL for instance for a server that requires a lot of storage space.
fr: idéale
International Women's Day
International Women's Day March 8 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
fr: Journée internationale de la femme
The appearance of someone or something, especially as expressing a particular quality.
Example: The second level is to LOOK at the overall level and intensity of participation.
fr: un regard
The main means of mass communication broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet regarded collectively.
Example: MEDIA attitudes, therefore, are largely the ideological expression of local elite who determines foreign policy.
fr: médias
The delusional or exaggerated belief is that one's own body is too small, too skinny, insufficiently muscular.
fr: mégarexie
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Required to be done, achieved, or present; needed; essential.
Example: We should work to provide our students with the skills and expertise NECESSARY for them to become change agents to challenge social inequity.
fr: nécessaire
The action of degrading someone to the status of a mere object.
Example: If the subject is to be taken as immanent to the will, as an OBJECTIFICATION of it, any act of renunciation would ipso facto be an act of will.
fr: objectivation
Degrade to the status of a mere object.
Example: Thus, it is evident, that the impossible definition of 'objectivity' which Realism subscribes to, could be manipulated by those who have the power to OBJECTIFY .
fr: objectiver
A depiction of someone or something in a work of art or literature; a picture.
Example: In this thesis I put forward a PORTRAYAL of the late Holocene subsistence and settlement patterns of the indigenous inhabitants of the Darwin region.
fr: représentation
Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.
Example: SEXISM , homophobia or generally patronizing attitudes can all be involved in the interview process.
fr: sexisme
Characterized by or showing prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.
Example: Indeed, Offred's story is undermined essentially through what I would describe as a patronising SEXIST discussion given by the male Professor Piexieto.
fr: sexiste
A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
Example: What is needed is a greater level of support and for victims to be put in touch with other agencies that offer counselling or advice to break this STEREOTYPE of victims of rape.
fr: stéréotype
Relating to a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
Example: As a STEREOTYPICAL judgement, upper class members were usually wealthy landowners that tended to vote Conservative.
fr: stéréotypée
Fail to resist presaure, temptation, or some other negative force.
Example: Disease also weakened Natives who were more liable to SUCCUMB to other, normally less deadly, infections.
fr: succomber
Behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.
Example: An explicit departure from the rational actor model of political science, this study compares and contrasts martial courage with types of courage not bound up with honor and VIOLENCE .
fr: la violence