I am really frustrated with what direction to take my paper. I feel pulled in so many directions but I feel like keeping to what shifted in the 1920 is where I want to keep my focus instead of starting my research all over and researching information about Judy Chicago. The only thing I struggle with is if covering just the 1920 will be enough information to cover the required 30 or so pages of the research paper.
How do you determine if there is enough information out there to cover your topic?
Introduction: I want to talk about what caught my attention in the first pace with wanting to research this topic. I want to explain an overview of how throughout time, a voluptuous bodies type was the ideal and why. I feel like it would be important for the audience to have a background of this before diving into this shift occurred. The reader needs to know what it was like before the shift.
1920: Progressive Era: Why the shift?
- Women Suffrage
- Beginning of the diet industry for women
o women wanting to be more like the men
§ the diet industry was created first for men
o showing self control in eating habits=power
- Changes after WWI
o Women needing to compete for the men that were homosexual while away in the war.
- Men wanting to suppression women on the political stage through getting them to focus on perfection of the body
- Naomi Wolff, Author of the Beauty Myth
- Media Influences
- Industrial Revolution
- Development of big business
- Sears Catalog, mass production of products