Unbearable Weight is brilliant. From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, in engaging, jargonless (!) prose, Bordo analyzes a whole range of issues connected to the bodyâ€”weight and weight loss, 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.
Illustrations: 55 b/w photographs (2001)(1999), and (California, 1997).â€œ[A] classic of gender studies that will be published in a 10th anniversary edition this fall." (2001) and (California, 1999) (2001)Unbearable Weight by Susan Bordo - Paperback - University of California PressGender
Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, Tenth Anniversary EditionSusan Bordo Leslie Heywood (Foreword)Second EditionSociology of WomenGender InequalitySubject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Cultureis Singletary Chair in the Humanities and Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private Twilight Zones: The Hidden Life of Cultural Images from Plato to O.J. New York Times"This is a terrific book!"â€”Nancy J. Chodorow, author of The Power of Feelings: Personal Meaning in Psychoanalysis, Gender, and Culture The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender"Susan Bordo's is a masterpiece of complex and nuanced thinking not only about a significant problem that faces women but about our culture. A very valuable book."â€”Susan Griffin, author of The Book of Courtesans: A Catalogue of their Virtues these pages are as uncanny, insightful, and welcoming now as they were then. In living with us in the crazy, fast-moving world that is contemporary media culture, Susan Bordo is our guide, our companion, and our friend." â€”from the foreword by Leslie HeywoodForeword: Reading Bordo, by Leslie Heywood In the Empire of Images: Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition Introduction: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body PART ONE 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 PART TWO THE SLENDER BODY AND OTHER CULTURAL FORMS Anorexia Nervosa: Psychopathology as the Crystallization of Culture