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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As Bordo points out, feminism of the late s and s viewed “the female body [as] a socially shaped and historically ‘colonized’ territory”. Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing.

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Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. With The Male Body Bordo shifts her focus from looking specifically at female and feminized bodies to looking at the male body from a female perspective.

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From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, in engaging, jargonless! Unbearable Weight is, in its essence, a profound gift of insight, generosity, understanding.

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Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body

Luna Dolezal – – Lexington Books. Though this edition marks the tenth anniversary of Unbearable Weight, these pages are as uncanny, insightful, and welcoming now as they were then. The Body and Shame: She also deals with racism and the body, wsight of masculinity along with issues of sexual harassment.

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Bordo appropriates the ideas of Michel Foucault in critiquing, analyzing and bringing to light “the normative feminine practices of our culture”.

Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender California, “Susan Bordo’s Unbearable Weight is a masterpiece of complex and nuanced thinking not only about a significant problem that faces women but about our culture. University of California Press She includes analyses of the male body that take into consideration the representation of the male body in popular cultural modes of communication such as movies, advertisements and literaturerevealing how anxieties over bodily form and beauty are not limited to women but are of concern for men also.

MusaigerNora E. Bordo’s writing contributes to a body of feminist, cultural and gender studieslinking modern consumer culture directly to the formation of gendered bodies. The Flight to Objectivity represents what Bordo refers to as a “fresh approach” to Descartes’ Meditations. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Reference to my paper read. Merav Shohet – – Ethos: This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Inthe tenth anniversary reissue edition of Unbearable Weight was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize after its original release date.


Bordo argues that “knowledge is ’embodied,’ produced from a ‘standpoint,’ by a body that is located as a material entity among other material entities”.

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Unbearalbe, New JerseyU. She also analyzes attitudes surrounding the penis and gay culture in the twentieth century. Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture Luna Dolezal – – Hypatia 25 2: