Unbearable Weight

Unbearable Weight

Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

Book - 2003
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" 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)
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 2003
Edition: 10th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780520240544
Branch Call Number: 305.42 B729, 10th ed
305.42 B729 10th ed
Characteristics: xxxviii, 361 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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