Unbearable weight : feminism, Western culture, and the body / Susan Bordo
Book | University of California Press | 1993

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x, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-342) and index.
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.
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.
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