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The group approaches the topic from three angles:

Unit 1: “Transcultural popular images of body and beauty, examines trends in the depiction and contestation of body images in popular media.

Unit 2: “Trends in youth culture, investigates promotion, advertisement, and popular consumption of trend objects and images produced for children and young adolescents.

Unit 3: “Trends in politics, approaches trends from the perspective of governmental officials, academics, intellectuals, and sub-cultural activists.