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Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

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"Unbearable Weight is brilliant. From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, in engaging, jargonless (!) prose, Bordo analyzes a whole range of issues connected to the body--weight and weight loss, exercise, media images, movies, advertising, anorexia and bulimia, and much more--in a way that makes sense of our current social landscape--finally! This is a great book for anyone who wonders why women's magazines are always describing delicious food as 'sinful' and why there is a cake called Death by Chocolate. Loved it!"--Katha Pollitt, Nation columnist and author of Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture (2001)

Synopsis:

In this provocative book, Susan Bordo untangles the myths, ideologies, and pathologies of the modern female body. Bordo explores our tortured fascination with food, hunger, desire, and control, and its effects on women's lives.

About the Author

Susan Bordo is Singletary Chair in the Humanities and Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private (1999), and Twilight Zones: The Hidden Life of Cultural Images from Plato to O.J. (California, 1997).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520088832
Subtitle:
Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body
Author:
Bordo, Susan
Author:
Heywood, Leslie
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley ;
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Body, human
Subject:
Body image
Subject:
Self-esteem in women
Subject:
Feminist criticism
Subject:
Feminine beauty
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Gender Studies
Edition Number:
1st. pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1625-C
Publication Date:
19950315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
362
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 22 oz

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