Unbearable Weight Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Anniversary)
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Description: 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.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
|Foreword: Reading Bordo|
|In the Empire of Images: Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition|
|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|
|Feminism, Postmodernism, and Gender Skepticism|
|"Material Girl": The Effacements of Postmodern Culture|
|Postmodern Subjects, Postmodern Bodies, Postmodern Resistance|