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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163874
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Study of Health Issues and Concerns in Indian Women's Magazines
Author(s):
Sultana, Waheeda
Author Details:
Waheeda Sultana, PhD, Reader, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Mangalore University, Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada/Karnata, India, email: sultanawaheeda@yahoo.com
Abstract:
Introduction: Many women, young and old devote a significant amount of time to reading women's magazines. Some turn to these publications for relaxation and to review the latest fashion, but others also seek reliable lifestyle and health information. Those seeking medical advice will often depend more on these magazines articles than on their doctors or other health care professional. Women's magazines are written and edited for women. Most of these magazines have color covers, are generally glossy, and published weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or bi-annually. Today these magazines are providing information on a variety of subjects such as: Beauty, family, fashion, food, health, interior designing, leadership, life stories, love, money, self-esteem, sex, well being, diet and fitness, home and garden, pets, relationships (man, woman, child, husband, spouse, in-laws, friends, office mates and neighbors), cookery (recipes for all seasons), good house keep and work from home. This study focuses on the type of health issues that are getting attention in these women magazines. Purpose: This study seeks to determine the quality and nature of health issues discussed in the articles, columns and other write-ups on health in women's magazines. Methods and Procedures: This study examines health issues covered in three different women's magazines. A sample of women's magazines (Femina, Woman's Era and Manushi) with large readership in India, from January to June 2005 will be reviewed and qualitatively analyzed. Results and Conclusion: Many women rely on women magazines for information about health. A review of the women's magazines reveals that apart from the glamorous models on the cover/home pages these magazines are advocating information on subjects such as: Beauty and fashion, food and diet, relationship and fitness. These magazines have failed to provide adequate coverage on serious health issues such as cancer, AIDS, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, shelter for abused women and other heath and safety information that are very important for women.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Study of Health Issues and Concerns in Indian Women's Magazinesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSultana, Waheedaen_US
dc.author.detailsWaheeda Sultana, PhD, Reader, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Mangalore University, Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada/Karnata, India, email: sultanawaheeda@yahoo.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163874-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Many women, young and old devote a significant amount of time to reading women's magazines. Some turn to these publications for relaxation and to review the latest fashion, but others also seek reliable lifestyle and health information. Those seeking medical advice will often depend more on these magazines articles than on their doctors or other health care professional. Women's magazines are written and edited for women. Most of these magazines have color covers, are generally glossy, and published weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or bi-annually. Today these magazines are providing information on a variety of subjects such as: Beauty, family, fashion, food, health, interior designing, leadership, life stories, love, money, self-esteem, sex, well being, diet and fitness, home and garden, pets, relationships (man, woman, child, husband, spouse, in-laws, friends, office mates and neighbors), cookery (recipes for all seasons), good house keep and work from home. This study focuses on the type of health issues that are getting attention in these women magazines. Purpose: This study seeks to determine the quality and nature of health issues discussed in the articles, columns and other write-ups on health in women's magazines. Methods and Procedures: This study examines health issues covered in three different women's magazines. A sample of women's magazines (Femina, Woman's Era and Manushi) with large readership in India, from January to June 2005 will be reviewed and qualitatively analyzed. Results and Conclusion: Many women rely on women magazines for information about health. A review of the women's magazines reveals that apart from the glamorous models on the cover/home pages these magazines are advocating information on subjects such as: Beauty and fashion, food and diet, relationship and fitness. These magazines have failed to provide adequate coverage on serious health issues such as cancer, AIDS, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, shelter for abused women and other heath and safety information that are very important for women.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:04Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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