Mass media and advertisement in the emergence of diseases of civilization: anorexia and bulimia Cover Image

Mass media i reklama a choroby cywilizacyjne: anoreksja i bulimia
Mass media and advertisement in the emergence of diseases of civilization: anorexia and bulimia

Author(s): Lidia Marszałek, Marzena Dycht
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe Franciszka Salezego (TNFS)
Keywords: mass-media; advertisement; anorexia; bulimia

Summary/Abstract: Many educators, psychologists, sociologists and representatives of other social sciences draws attention to the increasing destruction of the body, mind and psyche of modern man. Support of this view may be that the emergence of an increasing number of disorders, mental illness and irrational behavior of people. Anorexia and bulimia have existed for many years, but in modern times, their range is seriously exacerbated. Contemporary media greatly determine the functioning and human development. Their unique position stems primarily from the fact that almost every man is still dependent on the main channel of global communication. New information technologies are global in nature, take a significant role in creating a culture of twenty-first century. They shape relationships, form a political and economic life of countries, develop personal patterns. Article covers the importance of developing issues of mass media for the spread of the phenomenon of anorexia and bulimia.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 30
  • Page Range: 147-158
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish