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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Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory. 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 unbearble 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.

Sayers – forthcoming – Radical Philosophy. Feminism, Unbearabld Culture, and the Body. Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture She currently holds the Otis A.

Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing. Susan Bordo – – University of California Press.

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

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”. Added to PP index Total downloads 99 65, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 11 45, of 2, How can I increase my downloads?


Bringing Body to Theory. Susan Bordo is a writer known for her contributions to the field of contemporary cultural studiesparticularly in the area of “body studies”. The Flight to Objectivity represents what Bordo refers to as a “fresh approach” to Descartes’ Meditations.

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Phenomenological Reflections on Sexual Difference. From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, in engaging, jargonless! Contentious material about living persons that unbearahle unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Bordo explores our tortured fascination with food, hunger, desire, and control, and its effects on women’s lives.

As Bordo points out, feminism of the late s and s viewed “the female body [as] a socially shaped and historically ‘colonized’ territory”. Bordo’s critique of gendered, and particularly feminine, bodies stems from both feminist and gender studies methodologies. This article’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 35 3: Other editions – View all Unbearable Weight: In obrdo, the tenth anniversary reissue edition of Unbearable Weight was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize after unbeadable original release date.


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. This is a great book for anyone who wonders why women’s magazines are always describing delicious food as ‘sinful’ and why there is unbeadable cake called Death by Chocolate.

Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body

Theory and Practice Chris Barker No preview available – botdo Newark, New JerseyU. Page 27 – There is no need unbearxble arms, physical violence, material constraints. Review of Unbearable Weight: She also deals with racism and the body, issues of masculinity along with issues of sexual harassment.

History of Western Philosophy. She also analyzes attitudes surrounding the penis and gay culture in the twentieth century. Feminism, Phenomenology, and the Case of Cosmetic Surgery.