In this provocative book, Susan Bordo untangles the myths, ideologies, and pathologies of the modern female body. Bordo explores our tortured fascination with. Bordo’s Unbearable Weight presents a collection of essays that focus on. UNDERSTANDİNG SUSAN BORDO AND HER WORK; UNBEARABLE WEİGHT: FEMİNİSM, WESTERN CULTURE, BODY.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Bordo’s Unbearable Weight presents a collection of essays that focus on the body’s situatedness and construction in Western Society and offers “a cultural approach to the body”.

Inthe tenth anniversary reissue edition weignt Unbearable Weight was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize after its original release date.

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Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body

Erinn Gilson – – Hypatia 26 2: Science Logic and Mathematics. Sign in Create an account. Power, Practice, and the Body. The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity. Views Read Edit View history. Selected pages Page She utilizes Plato ‘s parable of the cavewhere images are projected onto the back of the cave unbeadable the illusion of a reality its inhabitants identify with and accept as real, claiming that such a metaphor depicts a particular contemporary concern.

Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. Susan Bordo – – In Genevieve Lloyd ed. She writes that “we need to rehabilitate the concept of “truth” for our time. She is the author of The Male Body: Intending to go beyond such a classification, Bordo writes that new feminist critiques looked more towards “racial, economic and class differences among women,” while also looking at “both women’s collusions with patriarchal culture and their frequent efforts at resistance”.


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Feminism, Western Culture, and the Bodya text that looks at the impact of popular culture television, advertisements, and magazines, for example in unnbearable the female body while also looking at typical female disorders such as hysteriaagoraphobiaanorexia nervosa and bulimia as “complex crystallizations of culture”.

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Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body. 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.


Bordo received her Ph. Bordo appropriates the ideas of Michel Foucault in critiquing, analyzing and bringing to light “the normative feminine practices of our culture”.

Susan Bordo – – In Donn Welton ed. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Phenomenological Reflections on Sexual Difference. She writes that “[f]or us, bedazzlement by created images is no metaphor; it is the actual condition of our lives”.

The Body and Shame: 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. Bordo’s writing contributes to a body of feminist, cultural and unbeaarble studieslinking modern consumer culture directly to the formation of gendered bodies.

Unbearable Weight by Susan Bordo – Paperback – University of California Press

In the reissue of the book, Bordo considers bord cultural images of the female body within the framework of the patriarchy, contemporary feminism, and postindustrial capitalism. University of California Pr Amazon.

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