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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Sign in to use this feature. Review of Unbearable Weight: Twilight Zones represents Bordo’s continued preoccupation and study of cultural images and their saturation within contemporary culture. Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body. Inthe tenth anniversary reissue edition of Unbearable Weight was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize after its original release date.

Books Digital Products Journals. Phenomenological Reflections on Sexual Difference. Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture For Bordo “the rules of femininity have come to be culturally transmitted more and more through the deployment of standardized visual images”; [12] cultural unbearabke such as television and print media work insidiously to “impose models of bodily beauty that get construed as freely chosen options by those victimized by them”.

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Merav Shohet – – Ethos: Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Newark, New JerseyU. Science Logic and Mathematics. University of California Pr Amazon. Hekman provides analyses of Bordo’s situatedness within materialist discourse and suggests both differences and similarities in the theoretical concerns of Bordo and Butler.


She also deals with racism and the weigyt, issues of masculinity along with issues of sexual harassment.

Susan Bordo is a writer known for her contributions to the field of contemporary cultural studiesparticularly in the area of “body studies”. Bernick – – Hypatia 7 3: This is a great book for anyone who wonders why women’s magazines are always describing unbearablf food as ‘sinful’ and why there is a cake called Death by Chocolate.

Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body

Susan Bordo – – In Genevieve Lloyd ed. MusaigerNora E. My library Help Advanced Book Search. A very valuable book. The Systematic Inscription of Body Consciousness. An inspecting gaze, weigt gaze which each individual under its weight will end by interiorizing to the point that he is his own overseer, each individual thus exercising this surveillance over, and against, himself.

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She weighht known for her Unbearable Weight: 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”. About the Book ” Unbearable Weight is brilliant.


References to this book Cultural Studies: Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Bordo’s work reflects a background in philosophical discourse in which issues of rationalityobjectivity and Cartesian dualism are taken up, explored and used to situate the body within culture historically. 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.

Find it on Scholar. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. In the reissue of the book, Bordo considers the cultural borrdo of the female body within the framework of the patriarchy, contemporary feminism, and postindustrial capitalism.

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