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Unbearable Weight

Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

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In this Tenth Anniversary Edition, Susan Bordo examines how women's fantasies of transcending their material existence have led to narcissistic efforts to reinvent themselves. Infatuated with youth, surrounded by homogenous representations of beauty, they surrender themselves to plastic surgeons in ever greater numbers for larger breasts, smaller noses, collagen-plumped lips and wrinkle-free faces. The author's preface brings the book up to date in 2004 and Leslie Heywood's foreword places Susan Bordo's work in the front ranks of the research on women and their bodies.

Product code: 9780520240544

ISBN 9780520240544
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152xS25
No. Of Pages 400
Publisher University of California Press
Edition 2nd edition
Analyzes issues connected to the body - weight and weight loss, exercise, media images, movies, advertising, anorexia and bulimia, and much more.