Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

by Susan Bordo

Paperback, 1995




University of California Press (1995), Paperback, 362 pages


"Unbearable Weight is brilliant. From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, in engaging, jargonless (!) prose, Bordo analyzes a whole range of issues connected to the body--weight and weight loss, exercise, media images, movies, advertising, anorexia and bulimia, and much more--in a way that makes sense of our current social landscape--finally! 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)

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LibraryThing member rachaelster
The linchpin of much of my thinking as a feminist for the past few years.


Physical description

362 p.; 6 inches


0520088832 / 9780520088832

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