Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

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Product Details

Price
$41.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 1.0 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520240544

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About the Author

Susan Bordo is Singletary Chair in the Humanities and Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private, and Twilight Zones: The Hidden Life of Cultural Images from Plato to O.J. (UC Press, 1997).

Reviews

"This excellent study links the fear of women's fat with a fear of women's power and shows that as opportunities for women increase, their bodies dwindle."--"New York Times Book Review"