Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

Susan Bordo Leslie Heywood
4.1/5 (1748 ratings)
"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
Language
English
Pages
400
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of California Press
Release
January 01, 2004
ISBN
0520240545
ISBN 13
9780520240544

Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

Susan Bordo Leslie Heywood
4.1/5 (1748 ratings)
"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
Language
English
Pages
400
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of California Press
Release
January 01, 2004
ISBN
0520240545
ISBN 13
9780520240544