Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

University of California Press (1993)

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In this provocative book, Susan Bordo untangles the myths, ideologies, and pathologies of the modern female body. Bordo explores our tortured fascination with food, hunger, desire, and control, and its effects on women's lives.

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