Unbearable Weight : Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, Paperback

Unbearable Weight : Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body Paperback


'"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).


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, 55 b/w photographs
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9780520240544



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