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This page by David Gauntlett from the Institute of Communications Studies in Great Britain explores post modern theories of identity with emphasis on the works of Theodor Adorno, Judith Butler, Michel Fouccault, and Antonio Gramsci.

The times were a-changing'. Marcus Win. Psychology Today, Nov-Dec 1998 v31 n6 pa(1).

This brief article summarizes a study by Gail Agronick and Lauren Duncan, which concluded that women involved in the feminist movement developed personality changes including higher self-esteem and achievement-orientation. InfoTrac.

I enjoy being a girl: collective self-esteem, feminism, and attitudes toward women. Christine A. Smith. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, Feb 1999 v40 i3-4 p281(1).

This article examines the self-esteem that feminists, anti-feminists, and those who label themselves as mixed receive from their gender group.

Physical attractiveness contrast effect and the moderating influence of self-consciousness. Bill Thornton and Jason K. Maurice. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, March 1999 v40 i5-6 p379(1).

Social comparison theory was used to examine women's attitudes toward physical attractiveness. InfoTrac

Physical activity and body image of female adolescents: moving toward the 21st century. Deborah J. Rhea. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, May1998 v69 n5 p27(5).

The involvement of adolescent women in athletics and physical activity has substantially progressed since the enactment of Title IX legislation in 1972. Two increasing trends have been observed among female teenagers, namely that they either become markedly more inactive or more involved in extreme dieting behavior and intense physical exercise. The trends are disturbing and frequently have to do with self-esteem and body image. Physical activity in relation to body image among adolescent women are analyzed and discussed. InfoTrac.

Gender and ethnic differences in the relationship between body esteem and self-esteem. Henriques. Gregg R. and Lawrence G. Calhoun. The Journal of Psychology, July 1999 v133 i4 p357(1).

Gender and ethnic differences in the relationship between body esteem and self-esteem were examined to assess the degree to which these variables change in relation to each other over time. InfoTrac.

The big bash. Sylvia Cary. Men's Fitness, Oct 1998 v14 n10 p78(4).

Men should defend themselves when faced with humiliating jokes, statements or stories. Inaction would only encourage such jokes and other male-bashing comments. Moreover, this would make women become aware of the negative impact of such statements on a man's self-esteem and public image. InfoTrac.

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