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project pictures

Filed under: Uncategorized — helen720 at 1:02 am on Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Great depression picture: A Squatter’s shack

Filed under: Uncategorized — helen720 at 2:11 pm on Thursday, April 29, 2010

Farm Security Administration: Arkansas squatter for three years in California near Bakersfield, California.
Photo by D. Lange. (Circa 1935)



survey questions

Filed under: Uncategorized — helen720 at 11:21 pm on Monday, April 26, 2010

1. Do you think you are easily influenced by what you see in the media e.g. on T.V, Magazines, Advertisements ( please see the picture)

No opinion

2. Are you happy with the way you look?

Other ___________
Don’t want to answer

3. If “No” please explain your answer


4. Do you think that people in the public eye depict as a good representation as beauty? ( please see the picture )

Don’t know

5. Do you think a person’s external beauty is important than inner beauty?

Don’t know

6. what do think beauty is according to?
Inner only
Outlook only
Dont know

7. What is your gender?

Male          Female        other  

8. What is your age group?

18-29           30-39      40+

9. What is your ethnicity?

White       Black    Hispanic         Asian         Other: _____________


Filed under: Uncategorized — helen720 at 5:24 pm on Monday, April 26, 2010

I took this picture while I’m sitting the coffee shop, I see through the window and I saw this picture. It’s nice, simple and I like it so much of how this picture was showed. It was different as other advertisement showed, sexy, cute, dressed up, heavy makeup and etc. this picture is not that attractive as other, while I am sitting at the coffee shop for at least 15 minutes, maybe about 2 or 3 people actually take look at the picture, majority are just passed by and not recognized the picture at all. Honestly, I don’ understand the real meaning of this picture what it try to delivery to the public, However, I took this picture because I felt this is a very different picture as majority of the advertisement or magazines showed.

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This picture I found on glamour’s magazine website, this is the cover of the month. When I first saw this picture, I know it was very attractive to both female and male readers. The way they dress with sexy swimsuit, the way they are standing, carrying smiles on their face, and I totally felt the summer is coming from they are showing in the picture. yet, this picture can be easily influence part of the women’s thought of their body figures, since summer coming, diet, manicure, pedicure, tanning, and other body care stuffs. And being slimming is the most important point as what the message delivered to us, like it mentioned in this picture “ curvy, skinny it’s all good”

website of this picture found:

Paper tiger- TV collective

Filed under: Uncategorized — helen720 at 12:37 am on Monday, April 19, 2010

The paper tiger TV collective is an open, non-profit organization, that provides a platform to different groups of people to express their thought and ideas that they want to promote to the society. Majority of the topics express on the programs that we have never heard in public Medias or newspaper. Like the video clip I watched on the PTTV blog, she announced about that the government agency are allow to get our privacy in no matter of what, we will not be announced if our information has been used or we might be monitoring by the government that we just don’t know about it. Which she try to announce to the public that we have no privacy under privacy act of since the United States always mentioned about privacy act. I have never saw this video clip in any of the public newspaper, magazines or in TV commercial. But only at PTTV site to post your thought and ideas to the society.

literature review – getting serious

Filed under: Uncategorized — helen720 at 12:29 am on Monday, April 19, 2010

“Beauty as Status”

Murray Webster, Jr. and James E. Driskell, Jr.  Source: The American journal of sociology 

Vol. 89 No. 1 Jul, 1983 pp. 140- 165. Published by: The university of Chicago press.

In this article, the author mentioned that physical attractive- beauty can affect our social life in advantage and disadvantage. People who are attractive in outlook are having great chance in successful in the future life than the people unattractive. People who have attractive outlook will have great and happiness marriage like than the unattractive people. Also, in school, teachers are more favor to the attractive students than the unattractive students. People who have good outlook usually are easier in making friends and easier finding the intimate partners than the unattractive people. According to Krebs and Adinolifi’s researches in 1975, the disadvantages for good looking people who being treated unequally as the unattractive people, other people will only focus on their appearance than their working abilities. Nor, the unattractive people have greater chance of showing their working abilities. For those who have great looking do received some benefits in the social life, but it can also being judged and criticized from other people on how they viewed people whose attractive than unattractive.

“Beauty matter”, “Hair matters” and “The face of our Past”

Constance Ulmer, Peg Zeglin Brand, Kathleen Thompson, and Hilary Mac Austin.

NWSA Journal, Vol. 13 No. 2.  2001. Pp. 196-200.

Published by: The John Hopkins university press. 

In this article, author mentioned women are struggling their outlook can affect their social life toward to success or failure. Attractive outlook can earn much more benefits and easier to earn the advantages in either working place or in the social life. In the articles, author has mentioned that hair, dress, makeup are all matters to women’s life. It can affect a person’s confidence of how they viewed themselves in the public. Especially for minor groups of people, they have different viewed of beauty as means to them, “Hair matters” mentioned African American women share a collective consciousness of hair, they believe hair has both “social and political context” when association with perception of beauty.

“What is good is beauty”

Gayle Owen and J. Guthrie Ford. Vol. 41, No 1. 1978. Pp. 73-75.  Trinity University

According to the article, author has mentioned about how we view about beauty as it is, is according to only the physical beauty or also the inner beauty too.  To keep a good relationship, good looking are much important than the persona’s inner beauty. As the research showed, when men has greater of male vocational achievement, are more of attracted to physical beauty. For women, they are more looking forward to knowledge about the how the person it is than the appearance. Men have different view and knowledge about beauty then women does. Female are more rely on the inner side of the person instead of men are more easily to be attracted to the appearances of the person. Since my research is about how people view about beauty,  I hope I can walking into the city and interview to random people with different age, gender and race about how they view beauty as to their own thought.


I will start with about 10 questions for the research and try to interview the volunteers who like to take the survey. I will make my research at QC college and looking for the result of how people view about beauty according to their own knowledge.


I will first identify myself as sociology major student, and telling them that I am working on the final project about how people view about beauty. i will using some pictures from magazines, posters and online for the research. the personal information they provided will be an anonymous.

ethinic research

Filed under: Uncategorized — helen720 at 2:50 am on Friday, March 26, 2010

I am looking about 10 short questions in the public survey. I will use the pictures from the magazines, or from the website, I will give credits to the pictures I used for the survey. In the survey, I will announce myself as students from QC college, sociology major students, and this survey is only using for academic school use only, all information will be confidential and kept in privacy. I am looking forward to know what other people thought about beauty and what the qualifications of beauty as to be are. In the survey the interviewees are free to asking questions and provide their commons in the related topics. last, All the surveys are held in voluntary and the interviewees are able to stop the survey if they are not willing to . the demographic for the survey is based on sex/ gender, age, and ethnicity.

proposal idea II

Filed under: Uncategorized — helen720 at 4:10 pm on Monday, March 15, 2010

coffee: might be a great topic for my final proposal, its pretty new and special since I’m interesting in coffee int eh same time. for my research, i will focus on the demographic of gender, age and race of people. and the history of coffee, the processing and how coffee has become to  our every-day’s needs, no matter in what age you are. we just so addicted to coffee.

but since my first thought of final proposal was about the different sex/gender view on beauty, so i haven’t decide what i am going to write yet, but i will made up my mind soon, and post my final proposal on the blog before its due.

final proposal:

Filed under: Uncategorized — helen720 at 12:21 am on Saturday, March 6, 2010

For the final project, I am looking for beauty in the media. since ever, female and male are bombarded by the ever changing image of beauty in the magazines, T.V shows, advertisements, and etc. we are making stereotype into what is real beauty and based on what we have saw in the media.
While, the more we are participate into media’s influences, we are become stereotype about beauty and limited into certain ranges of being skinny, curvy, long hair, white teeth, blond hair, and etc. we do see the kinds of women from the media, but it does not meant they are beautiful to everyone. People might be influenced by the media’s brainwashes, but we should not comparing reality people to those showed in media. Also, we should not be shame of how we are look like, fat or skinny, tall or short, blond or black. Beauty should not be limited in certain conditions, it should be very free and variety of being beauty as what we think is to be. i can have short hair, darker skin tone and 5 feet tall, don’t have skinny body figure, I can still be confidence about myself and believe that I am pretty. Pretty does not have to be admitted by other people, it’s your esteem of how you view you self as beautiful or not. We are all born into individual and no should looking alike and same tall, same weight and share the same beauty. Every one of us is beautiful in differently, because we are human and we are born into different as others.
Therefore, in the project I am looking for pictures from the popular feminine magazines and online searches for the pictures from the popular T.V shows or pictures of popular celebrities. I will use these pictures on my field work and to gain information from the interviewees. I am looking forward on how people think about themselves and how they think about beauty is to them.

project ideaI

Filed under: Uncategorized — helen720 at 9:24 pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

i’m still think about which topic im going to choose, but i have some ideas but not in a specific detailed yet. im looking for in  different view of beauty  between female and male opinion based on thier own knowledge of  what is beauty means to their own thought and they own view of what is beauty means to them.  well, my ideas is not clear yet to describe the details of what i have thought, but im still looking forward to what im interesting to ..

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