Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

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University of California Press, 1993 - Social Science - 361 pages
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In this provocative book, 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.

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UNBEARABLE WEIGHT: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

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In dense, challenging, subtly argued philosophical essays, Bordo (Philosophy/LeMoyne College; The Flight to Objectivity, 1987- -not reviewed) offers a postmodern, poststructuralist feminist ... Read full review

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The linchpin of much of my thinking as a feminist for the past few years. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Susan Bordo is Professor of Philosophy and Singletary Chair of Humanities at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture (1987) and co-editor of Gender/Body/Knowledge: Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing (1989).

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