Skin Deep: An online Documentary by Russet Lederman


While working on this project, I was introduced to a wide range of resource materials related to the body and its mediated image. I have listed many of them below. This list is an ongoing process, so please email me if you would like to suggest additions.


  • Bordo, Susan. Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Culture and the Body. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1995.
  • Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. The History of Anorexia Nervosa.. New York: Vintage Books, 1988.
  • Cohen, Lizabeth. A Consumer Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in PostWar America. New York: Vintage Books, 2003.
  • Eco, Humberto. History of Beauty. New York: Rizzoli, 2002.
  • Edut, Ophira, Ed. Body Outlaws. Seattle, WA: Seal Press, 1998.
  • Etcoff, Nancy. Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty. New York: Anchor Books, 1999.
  • Ewen, Stuart. All Consuming Images: The Politics of Style in Contemporary Culture. New York: Basic Books, 1988.
  • Hesse-Biber, Sharlene. Am I Thin Enough Yet. Oxford, UK: Oxford Univeristy Press, 1996.
  • Jones, Amelia. Self/Image: Technology, Representation and the Contemporary Subject. London: Routledge, 2006.
  • Levy, Ariel. Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. New York: Free Press, 2005.
  • Paul, Pamela. Pornified: How Pornography is Changing our Lives, our Relationships, and our Families. New York: Times Books, Harry Holt and Co. 2005.


  • Phillips, Katharine A. " What is Body Disymorphic Disorder?" and "What Causes BDD?" in The Broken Mirror. Oxford, UK: Oxford Univeristy Press, 1996.
  • Thompson, J. K., L. J. Heinberg, M. Altabe, S. Tantleff-Dunn. "The Media and Society" in Exacting Beauty: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment of Body Image Disturbance. Oxford, UK: Oxford Univeristy Press, 1996.