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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Please help by adding reliable sources. Feminism and the Body. While Bordo does at times imply that the body is a text to be inscribed upon and interpreted, she also emphasizes the materiality and locatedness of bodies within Western culturewhereas Butler’s work on the body reflects a greater affiliation with postmodern thought in “treat[ing] the body as pure text”.

She is the author of The Male Body: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology weught 3: Twilight Zones represents Bordo’s continued preoccupation and study of cultural images and their saturation within contemporary culture. Selections From ‘The Flight to Objectivity’. Retrieved October 24, Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention.

Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body

A very valuable book. Google Books no proxy journals. Susan Bordo – – In Genevieve Lloyd ed. Susan Bordo – – In Donn Welton ed.


From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, bprdo engaging, jargonless!

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. She utilizes Plato ‘s parable of the cavewhere images are projected onto the back of the cave presenting the illusion of a reality its inhabitants identify with and accept as real, claiming that such a metaphor depicts a particular contemporary concern. The Systematic Weighht of Body Consciousness.

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

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. Carole Spitzack – – Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 12 4: Susan Bordo is a writer known for her contributions to the field of contemporary cultural studiesparticularly in the area of “body studies”.

Account Options Sign in. Uhbearable critique of gendered, and particularly feminine, bodies stems from both feminist and gender studies methodologies. Phenomenological Reflections on Sexual Difference.


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unbezrable Retrieved April 3, Bordo explores our tortured fascination with food, hunger, desire, and control, and its effects on women’s lives. Science Logic and Mathematics.

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From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, in engaging, jargonless! References to this book Cultural Studies: In this provocative book, Susan Bordo untangles the myths, ideologies, and pathologies of the modern female body.

Review of Unbearable Weight: Inthe tenth anniversary reissue edition of Unbearable Weight was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize after its original release date. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

Susan Bordo

Susan Bordo – – University of California Press. History of Western Philosophy. Women, Policy and Politics: The Flight to Objectivity represents what Bordo refers to as a “fresh approach” to Descartes’ Obrdo.

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