Lifestyle Media and the Formation of the Self

  • Jayne Raisborough

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Being Scrooge-Like: An introduction to Lifestyle Media and the Formation of the Self

  3. Introducing Lifestyle Citizens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Jayne Raisborough
      Pages 25-46
    3. Jayne Raisborough
      Pages 47-68
  4. Framing the Self

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Jayne Raisborough
      Pages 71-92
    3. Jayne Raisborough
      Pages 93-115
  5. Before and After

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Jayne Raisborough
      Pages 119-141
    3. Jayne Raisborough
      Pages 142-164
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 165-185

About this book


Be the best you can be' urge self-help books and makeover TV shows, but what kind of self is imagined as needing a makeover and what kind of self is imagined as the happy result? Drawing on recent sociology and psychology, this book explores the function of slummy mummies, headless zombies and living autopsies to creating an idea of self.


Framing gender mummies psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Jayne Raisborough
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BrightonBrightonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31812-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-29755-5
  • About this book