Ideal body in the assessments of a large city students’ youth
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- body, ideal body image, design body practices, students
The article reveals what students think about an ideal body and discusses some cutting edge body design trends. The human body is a project that can change throughout life in accordance with the image that is formed in the process of socialization and that is formed in the context of a specific social and cultural environment. Industries are being created and developed to meet the individual’s needs in required physicality. Our study was conducted in 2019 in Yekaterinburg. Its object is students of a humanitarian undergraduate program (n = 37). The primary data was collected using semi-structured interviews. Twenty three freshmen (20 – girls and 3 - boys) and fourteen fourth-year students (11 girls and 3 boys) were interviewed. The results of the study have shown that masculine features such as physical strength and athletic figure dominate in the ideal image of the male body. The female image of the body is primarily associated with clean look and cared-for look. The main practices of body design are physical activity, sports and a balanced diet. At the same time, students believe that practices such as aesthetic surgery and uncontrolled diets can have a negative impact on health.
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TY - CONF AU - Natalya Antonova AU - Anatoly Merenkov AU - Elеna Grunt PY - 2019/07 DA - 2019/07 TI - Ideal body in the assessments of a large city students’ youth BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Scientific Practical Conference "The Individual and Society in the Modern Geopolitical Environment" (ISMGE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 25 EP - 28 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ismge-19.2019.5 DO - 10.2991/ismge-19.2019.5 ID - Antonova2019/07 ER -