Unbearable Weight Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

ISBN-10: 0520240545
ISBN-13: 9780520240544
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Anniversary)
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Bordo examines how women's fantasies of transcending their material existence have led to narcissistic efforts to reinvent themselves. The author's new preface brings the book up to date, adding to the ranks of the increasingly important research on women and their bodies.

Foreword: Reading Bordo
In the Empire of Images: Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body
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
The Slender Body and Other Cultural Forms
Anorexia Nervosa: Psychopathology as the Crystallization of Culture
The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity
Reading the Slender Body
Postmodern Bodies
Feminism, Postmodernism, and Gender Skepticism
"Material Girl": The Effacements of Postmodern Culture
Postmodern Subjects, Postmodern Bodies, Postmodern Resistance
Notes
Index

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