Event Details

Friday, 18 August 2017
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
UQ Location:
Human Movement Studies Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Sandrine Kingston-Ducrot
3365 6912
Org. Unit:
Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Event Description

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“Healthy, happy, strong and active: Progress selfies and the construction of women’s bodies on Instagram” is a collaborative project between Dr Rebecca Olive (UQ) and Dr Valeria Varea (University of New England)

Social media is awash with images that women post to represent themselves: their lifestyles, bodies, communities, and aspirations. On Instagram, women’s health and fitness accounts are promoting the taking and posting of selfies in similar terms, encouraging women to use before-and-after ‘progress selfies’ to chart their body changes across time. This presentation, given by Dr Olive, will explore progress selfies re-posted on the Instagram account of women’s fitness celebrity, Kayla Itsines, to consider how healthy bodies are understood as always ‘in progress’.

Dr Rebecca Olive is a Lecturer in the School of Human Movement & Nutrition Sciences. Her research focuses on women’s everyday experiences of lifestyle sport, physical cultures and health, including on social media.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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