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Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body

In living with us in the crazy, fast-moving world that is contemporary media culture, Susan Bordo is our guide, our companion, and our friend. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. The Body and Shame: University of California Press The Flight to Objectivity represents what Bordo refers to as a “fresh approach” to Descartes’ Meditations.


Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing. Susan Bordo – – University of California Press. Susan Bordo is a writer known for her contributions to the field of contemporary cultural studiesparticularly in the wwight of “body studies”. Review of Unbearable Weight: Twilight Zones represents Bordo’s continued preoccupation and study of cultural aeight and their saturation within contemporary culture.

She writes that “we need to rehabilitate the concept of “truth” for our time.

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She includes analyses of the male body that take into consideration the representation of the male body in popular cultural modes of communication such as movies, advertisements and literaturerevealing how anxieties over bodily form and beauty are not limited to women but are of concern for men also.

Bordo’s critique of gendered, and particularly feminine, bodies unberable from both feminist and gender studies methodologies.

Bordo specializes in contemporary culture and its relation to the body, focusing on modern female disorders such as anorexia unbeafable bulimia, cosmetic surgery, beauty and evolutionary theory. Feminism, Phenomenology, and the Case of Cosmetic Surgery. Page 27 – There is no need for arms, physical violence, material constraints.

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About the Book unbearale Unbearable Weight is brilliant. Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory. Unbrarable Shohet – – Ethos: The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity.

An inspecting gaze, a gaze which each individual under its weight will end by interiorizing to the point that he is his own overseer, each individual thus exercising this surveillance over, and against, himself.

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Find it on Scholar. Intending to go beyond such a classification, Bordo writes that new feminist critiques looked more towards “racial, economic and class differences among women,” while also looking at “both women’s collusions with patriarchal culture and their frequent efforts at resistance”. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Susan Bordo – – In Genevieve Lloyd ed.

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The Systematic Inscription of Body Consciousness. Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture While certain cultural theorists, for example John Fiskewho wrote Television Culturesee elements of culture like television as “demonstrating the way representational codes and techniques shape our perception” but also as a means for resistance, where audience members could “decode” such messages and thus be able to “think resistantly about their lives”, [11] Bordo sees cultural coding as a more pernicious, binding and overwhelming force.


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Request removal from index. The New York Times. Bordo appropriates the ideas of Michel Foucault in critiquing, analyzing and bringing to light “the normative feminine practices of our culture”. She also deals with unbeaarable and the body, issues of masculinity along with issues of sexual harassment. While Bordo does at times imply that the body is a bord to be inscribed upon and interpreted, she also emphasizes the materiality and locatedness of bodies within Western culturewhereas Butler’s work on the body reflects a greater affiliation with postmodern thought in “treat[ing] the body as pure text”.

Inthe tenth anniversary reissue edition of Unbearable Weight was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize after its original release date. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

Bordo’s Unbearable Weight presents a collection of borvo that focus on the body’s situatedness and construction in Western Society and offers “a cultural approach to the body”. Susan Bordo, Unbearable Weight. This article’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. Please improve unbeagable by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations.

While Bordo’s writing works to “reach outside the academic world”, [2] her theoretical prose and frank critiques of modern culture in relation to subject, gender and body formations are nonetheless grounded in theoretical frameworks.

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