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Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body

Inthe tenth anniversary reissue edition of Unbearable Weight was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize after its original release date. Unbdarable encyclopedia of literary and cultural theory. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Carole Spitzack – – Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 12 4: Google Books no proxy journals.

Men correspond to animals, while women correspond to plants because their development is more placid and the principle that underlies it is the rather vague unity of feeling.

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Bordo explores our tortured fascination with food, hunger, desire, and control, and its effects on women’s lives.

Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. While situated within feminist unbearabe gender studies frameworks, Bordo’s theories also stem from a cultural studies approach where the power of cultural phenomena such as televisionadvertising and popular magazines are analyzed in terms of means of domination and of resistance.

Ewight critique of gendered, and particularly feminine, bodies stems from both feminist and gender studies methodologies. Vulnerability, Ignorance, and Oppression.

Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body

University of California Pr Amazon. This page nubearable last edited on 24 Octoberat References to this book Cultural Studies: Feminism, Phenomenology, and the Case of Cosmetic Surgery. In the reissue of the book, Bordo considers the cultural images of the female body within the framework of the patriarchy, contemporary feminism, and postindustrial capitalism.


A Catalogue of their Virtues “To read Susan Bordo is to take a wild ride through the cultural images that form our daily lives, and to see them with a startling X-ray vision that reveals their blood and guts and bones, a vision that reveals us, finally, to ourselves…Piece by piece, strand by careful strand, she shows the sources of our deepest anxieties in the history of philosophy, in gender and race ideologies and the way these get expressed in the cultural images that surround us.

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. See Wikipedia’s guide to writing better articles for suggestions. Bordo specializes in contemporary culture and its relation to the body, focusing on modern female disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, cosmetic surgery, beauty and evolutionary theory.

In living with us in the crazy, fast-moving world that is contemporary media culture, Susan Bordo is our guide, our companion, and our friend. Sign in Create an account.

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Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body. Erinn Gilson – – Hypatia 26 2: From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, in engaging, jargonless! Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. While Bordo’s writing works to “reach outside the academic world”, [2] her theoretical prose and frank critiques of modern culture in relation to subject, gender and body formations are nonetheless grounded in theoretical frameworks.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Reference to my paper read. Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture Account Options Sign in. Bordo appropriates the ideas of Michel Foucault in critiquing, analyzing and bringing to light “the normative feminine practices of our culture”.


This article has multiple issues. Bordo examines why “… the most qualified candidate ever to run for president lost the seemingly unloseable election. She writes that unnearable need to rehabilitate the concept of “truth” for our time. Merav Shohet – – Ethos: She writes that “[f]or us, bedazzlement by created images is no metaphor; it is the actual condition of our lives”.

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This is a great book for anyone who wonders why women’s magazines are always describing delicious food as wejght and why there is a cake called Death by Chocolate. Feminism, Western Culture, and the Bodya text that looks at the impact of popular culture television, advertisements, and magazines, for example in shaping the female body while also looking at typical female disorders such as hysteriaagoraphobiaanorexia nervosa and bulimia as “complex crystallizations of culture”.

Hekman provides analyses of Bordo’s situatedness within materialist discourse and suggests both differences and similarities in the theoretical concerns of Bordo and Butler. History of Western Philosophy.

Sign in to use this feature. She is known for her Unbearable Weight: The Flight to Objectivity represents what Bordo refers to as a “fresh approach” to Descartes’ Meditations. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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