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Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western…

Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, Tenth… (edition 2004)

by Susan Bordo, Leslie Heywood (Foreword)

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Title:Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, Tenth Anniversary Edition
Authors:Susan Bordo
Other authors:Leslie Heywood (Foreword)
Info:University of California Press (2004), Edition: 2, Paperback, 398 pages
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The linchpin of much of my thinking as a feminist for the past few years. ( )
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"Unbearable Weight is brilliant. From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, in engaging, jargonless (!) prose, Bordo analyzes a whole range of issues connected to the body--weight and weight loss, exercise, media images, movies, advertising, anorexia and bulimia, and much more--in a way that makes sense of our current social landscape--finally! 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. Loved it!"--Katha Pollitt, Nation columnist and author of Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture (2001)

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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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