Unbearable weight : feminism, Western culture, and the body /

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Main Author: Bordo, Susan, 1947-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Berkeley : University of California Press, c1993.
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword: Reading Bordo / Leslie Heywood
  • In the Empire of Images: Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body
  • Part 1. 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
  • Part 2. 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
  • Part 3. 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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