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

Luna Dolezal – – Lexington Books. Bordo specializes in contemporary culture and its relation to the body, focusing on modern female disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, cosmetic surgery, beauty and evolutionary theory. Vulnerability, Ignorance, and Oppression. Bordo received her Ph.

Selected pages Page 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”.

Chodorow, author of The Power of Feelings: The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity. She also deals with racism and the body, issues of masculinity along with issues of sexual harassment. 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”.


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

She writes that “we need to rehabilitate the concept of “truth” for our time. Nielsen – – Hypatia 20 2: Theory and Practice Chris Barker No preview available – University of California Press Susan Bordo, Unbearable Weight. History of Western Philosophy.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Feminism and the Body. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Phenomenological Reflections on Sexual Difference. This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat 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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Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture Bernick – – Hypatia 7 3: In this provocative book, Susan Bordo untangles the myths, ideologies, and pathologies of the modern female body.

Twilight Zones represents Bordo’s continued preoccupation and study of cultural images and their saturation within contemporary culture. Review of Unbearable Weight: 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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