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Unbearable weight : feminism, Western culture, and the body

Author: Susan Bordo
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Bordo
ISBN: 0520079795 9780520079793 0520088832 9780520088832
OCLC Number: 27069938
Description: x, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: Reading Bordo / Leslie Heywood --
In the Empire of Images: Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition --
Discourses and Conceptions of the Body --
Whose Body Is This? Feminism, Medicine, and the Conceptualization of Eating Disorders --
Are Mothers Persons? Reproductive Rights and the Politics of Subject-ivity --
Hunger as Ideology --
The Slender Body and Other Cultural Forms --
Anorexia Nervosa: Psychopathology as the Crystallization of Culture --
The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity --
Reading the Slender Body --
Postmodern Bodies --
Feminism, Postmodernism, and Gender Skepticism --
"Material Girl": The Effacements of Postmodern Culture --
Postmodern Subjects, Postmodern Bodies, Postmodern Resistance.
Responsibility: Susan Bordo.
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This study of the modern female body links the prevalence of eating disorders to rampant consumerism in developed countries and the ambivalent attitudes towards female physicality. The author  Read more...

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