Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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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 bodyweight and weight loss, exercise, media images, movies, advertising, anorexia and bulimia, and much morein a way that makes sense of our current social landscapefinally! 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)
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||Second Edition, Tenth Anniversary Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Susan Bordo is 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, and Twilight Zones: The Hidden Life of Cultural Images from Plato to O.J. (UC Press, 1997).