(Sociology Of Self)Read An Article And Answer 3 Big Questions
Article by Milkie, “Social Comparisons, Reflected Appraisals, Mass Media”
Answer each question in a separate paragraph based on the assigned reading. Avoid excessive quoting, and avoid discussing materials from outside of the assigned reading.
1. How does the author define “reflected appraisal” and “social comparison”?
2. Is the impact of girl’s magazines on young girls an instance of reflected appraisal or social comparison or both? Explain your answer using the examples from the article.
3. According to the author, black girls seem to have a different “beauty ideal.” How did the author explain this deviation from the dominant beauty ideals promoted by the mainstream media?