Jean Kilbourne

Jean Kilbourne

Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. (born January 4, 1943) is a social theorist known for her video documentaries on the subject of alcohol and tobacco advertising, and the representation of women in advertising. She is a graduate of Wellesley College.

Among her lectures are "Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women", "Still Killing Us Softly", and "Killing Us Softly 3".

She has also produced several videos:

Video documentaries

* Killing Us Softly 3, about advertising's image of women (with Sut Jhally (1999), [ full video] .
* Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies, and Alcohol, created (with Jackson Katz) (2004) (2004), [ (trailer)] .
* Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness (with Sut Jhally (1995), [ trailer] .
* Pack of Lies: the Advertising of Tobacco (with Sut Jhally (1992).

According to her official biography, she has lectured at more than half of the colleges and universities in America.


*"Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel".
*"Advertising's Influence on Media Content" an essay from the book "Perspectives on Contemporary Issues" by Katherine Anne Ackley.

External links

* [ Jean Kilbourne biography] on her official website
* [ Jean Kilbourne] on the Internet Movie Database

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