Mediatizing the naked truth - a re-conceptualisation of the ideal beach body in contemporary media

Kleim, A. and Eckler, P. and Tonner, A. (2016) Mediatizing the naked truth - a re-conceptualisation of the ideal beach body in contemporary media. In: 6th European Communication Conference, 2016-11-09 - 2016-11-12.

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    Abstract

    This theoretical paper aims to deliver a new and enhanced definition of the ideal beach body based upon an extensive interdisciplinary literature review. It argues that the beach body theoretically comprises of two basic forms: (1) The real beach body as it appears on the beach and (2) the mediatized beach body, i.e. the one that prevails in the media.