In this provocative book, Susan Bordo untangles the myths, ideologies, and pathologies of the modern female body. Bordo explores our tortured fascination with. Bordo’s Unbearable Weight presents a collection of essays that focus on. UNDERSTANDİNG SUSAN BORDO AND HER WORK; UNBEARABLE WEİGHT: FEMİNİSM, WESTERN CULTURE, BODY.

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Hekman provides analyses of Bordo’s situatedness within materialist discourse and suggests both differences and similarities in the theoretical concerns of Bordo and Butler.

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Unbearrable October 24, If, in a Foucauldian sense, power works from below, then “prevailing forms of selfhood and subjectivity gender among them are maintained, not chiefly through physical restraint and coercion although social relations may certainly contain such elementsbut through individual self-surveillance and self-correction to norms”.


She utilizes Plato ‘s parable of the cavewhere images are projected onto the back of the cave presenting the illusion of a reality its inhabitants identify with and accept weighy real, claiming that such a metaphor depicts a particular contemporary concern.

Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. The Flight to Objectivity represents what Bordo refers to as a “fresh approach” to Descartes’ Meditations.

Account Options Sign in. 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. University of California Pr Amazon. Sign in Create an account.

Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body

The In Visible Body: Merav Shohet – – Ethos: About the Book ” Obrdo Weight is brilliant. Page 27 – There is no need for arms, physical violence, material constraints.

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. While Bordo does at times imply that the body is a text 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”.

Find it on Scholar. She is known for her Unbearable Weight: Men correspond to animals, while women correspond to plants because their development is more placid and the principle that underlies it is the rather vague unity of feeling. Twilight Zones represents Bordo’s continued preoccupation and study of cultural images and their saturation within contemporary culture.


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Susan Bordo, Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body – PhilPapers

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 boddo Death by Chocolate. History of Western Philosophy. She currently holds the Otis A. Feminism, Western Culture, and the Bodya text that looks at the impact of popular culture television, advertisements, and magazines, for example in shaping the female body while also looking at typical female disorders such as hysteriaweihgtanorexia nervosa and bulimia as “complex crystallizations of culture”.

Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender California, “Susan Bordo’s Unbearable Weight is a masterpiece of complex and nuanced thinking not only about a significant problem that faces women but about our culture. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention.

Bordo argues that “knowledge is ’embodied,’ produced from a ‘standpoint,’ by a body that is located as a material entity among other material entities”. 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.