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Bordo, Susan 1947-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 216 publications in 5 languages and 11,154 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HQ1220.U5, 305.42
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Susan Bordo
 
Most widely held works by Susan Bordo
Unbearable weight : feminism, Western culture, and the body by Susan Bordo( Book )

47 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Twilight zones : the hidden life of cultural images from Plato to O.J. by Susan Bordo( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 2,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Bordo deciphers the hidden life of cultural images and the impact they have on our lives. She builds on the provocative themes introduced in her acclaimed work Unbearable Weight - which explores the social and political underpinnings of women's obsession with bodily image - to offer a singularly readable and perceptive interpretation of our image-saturated culture. As it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish between appearance and reality, Bordo argues, we need to rehabilitate the notion that not all versions of reality are equally trustworthy. Looking to the body and bodily practices as an arena in which cultural fantasies and anxieties are played out, Bordo examines the mystique and the reality of empowerment through cosmetic surgery. Her incisive analysis of sexual harassment in the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill controversy, as well as in films such as Disclosure, challenges media-driven caricatures of sexuality. Bordo also sharply diagnoses the continuing marginalization of feminist thought, in particular the failure to read feminist work as cultural criticism. In a final powerful collaborative essay entitled "Missing Kitchens," Bordo and her sisters Binnie Klein and Marilyn Silverman explore notions of bodies, place, and space through a moving recreation of the topographies of their childhood
The flight to objectivity : essays on Cartesianism and culture by Susan Bordo( )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The male body : a new look at men in public and in private by Susan Bordo( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural exploration of the male body and its current place in the Western world examines contemporary perspectives on masculinity in everything from Playboy to Michael Jordan to the Viagra craze
Gender/body/knowledge : feminist reconstructions of being and knowing by Alison M Jaggar( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this interdisciplinary collection share the conviction that modern western paradigms of knowledge and reality are gender-biased. Some contributors challenge and revise western conceptions of the body as the domain of the biological and 'natural, ' the enemy of reason, typically associated with women. Others develop a conception of the knowing subject which, in contrast to dominant philosophical conceptions, is social, embodied, interested, and emotional as well as rational, and whose emotions and reason are shaped by her historical context. A final group of papers explores the practical application of these feminist insights in a range of contexts."--Back cover
The creation of Anne Boleyn : a new look at England's most notorious queen by Susan Bordo( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructs the life of the second wife of Henry VIII, drawing on scholarly studies and critical analysis to define an English queen who has been alternately viewed as a whore, martyr, feminist icon, and cautionary tale
The destruction of Hillary Clinton by Susan Bordo( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A play-by-play of the political forces (both right and left) and media culture that vilified Hillary Clinton during her 2016 Presidential campaign, from cultural critic and feminist scholar Susan Bordo. The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is an answer to the question we've all been asking: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate--whose victory would have been as historic as Barack Obama's--come to be seen as a tool of the establishment, a chronic liar, and a talentless politician? In this masterful narrative of the 2016 campaign year, Susan Bordo unpacks the right-wing assault on Clinton and her reputation, the way the left provoked the suspicion and indifference of a younger generation, and the unprecedented influence of the media. Urgent, insightful, and engrossing, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is an essential guide to understanding the most controversial presidential election in American history"--
Feminist interpretations of René Descartes( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feministische interpretatie van het werk van René Descartes. Aandacht voor 'The passions of the Soul', Méditations, de Cartesiaanse mens, zijn visie op vrouwen. Bevat de volgende bijdragen: Descartes / Karl Stern; Selections from 'The flight to objectivity' / Susan Bordo; Reason as attainment / Genevieve Lloyd; Descartes's "Gender" / Stanley Clarke; Wonder: a reading of Descartes, 'The passions of the soul' / Luce Irigaray; Writing like a man : Descartes, science, and madness / James A. Winders; Postmodern turns against the Cartesian subject: Descartes's "I", Lacan's other / Adrianna M. Paliyenko; Radical doubt and the liberation of women / Ruth Perry; Descartes's mood: the question of feminism in the correspondence with Elisabeth / Thomas E. Wartenberg; Cartesian women / Erica Harth; Women cartesians, "feminine philosophy", and historical exclusion / Eileen O'Neill; When Descartes met the fitness babe: academic Cartesianism and the late twentieth-century cult of the body / Leslie Heywood; Rehabilitating the "I" / Susan Bordo and Mario Moussa; Cartesian autobiography/post-Cartesian testimonials / Mario Sáenz
The creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social & Cultural History
Provocations : a transnational reader in the history of feminist thought( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first collection of its kind, Provocations: A Transnational Reader in the History of Feminist Thought is historically organized and transnational in scope, highlighting key ideas, transformative moments, and feminist conversations across national and cultural borders. Emphasizing feminist cross-talk, transnational collaborations and influences, and cultural differences in context, this anthology heralds a new approach to studying feminist history. Provocations includes engaging, historically significant primary sources by writers of many nationalities in numerous genres--from political manifestos to theoretical and cultural analysis to poetry and fiction. These texts range from those of classical antiquity to others composed during the Arab Spring and represent Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Western Europe, and the United States. Each section begins with an introductory essay that presents central ideas and explores connections among readings, placing them in historical, national, and intellectual contexts and concluding with questions for discussion and reflection"--Provided by publisher
Teen sexuality in a culture of confusion( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles eight young people of diverse race, ethnicity, socio-economic level, geographic locale and sexual orientation. They share their personal experiences and outlooks on a wide range of issues, including body-image, gender identity, peer pressure, family, religion and their decisions about how and when to act on their own sexuality. Two of the eight talk about living with AIDS
Susan Bordo : Lexington, KY, February 7 and 8, 2004( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series provides educators and scholars with in-depth, digitally filmed interviews with many of the scholars who generated and initially sustained feminist philosophy in North America
Feminist philosophers : in their own words( Visual )

in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides educators and scholars with in-depth, digitally filmed interviews with many of the scholars who generated and initially sustained feminist philosophy in North America
The destruction of Hillary Clinton by Susan Bordo( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play-by-play of the political forces and media culture that vilified and ultimately brought down Hillary Clinton during her 2016 Presidential campaign, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is an answer to the question many have been asking: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate-whose victory would have been as historic as Barack Obama's-come to be seen as a tool of the establishment, a chronic liar, and a talentless politician? In this masterful narrative of the 2016 campaign year and the events that led up to it, Susan Bordo unpacks the rights' assault on Clinton and her reputation, the way the left provoked suspicion and indifference among the youth vote, and the media's unprecedented influence. Urgent, insightful, and engrossing, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is an essential guide to understanding the most controversial presidential election in American history
The empire of images : growing up male and female in a world dominated by popular culture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandekroppen by Susan Bordo( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boleyn Anna : a leghírhedtebb angol királyné by Susan Bordo( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Hungarian and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Anne's life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really even look like?! And perhaps the most provocative questions concern Anne's death more than her life. How could Henry order the execution of a once beloved wife? Drawing on scholarship and popular culture Bordo probes the complexities of one of history's most infamous relationships. In her inimitable, straight-talking style Bordo dares to confront the established histories, stepping off the well-trodden paths of Tudoriana to expertly tease out the human being behind the myths
Feminism, Foucault, and the politics of the body by Susan Bordo( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gênero, corpo, conhecimento by Alison M Jaggar( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eating disorders: myths, metaphors, and misconceptions by Susan Bordo( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bordo, a self-proclaimed "analyst of popular culture," argues that cultural factors are not solely responsible for eating disorders. She discusses marketing in media and how its emphasis on weight has changed throughout the twentieth century. She then explores the meanings of femininity, hunger, and desire
 
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Unbearable weight : feminism, Western culture, and the body
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Twilight zones : the hidden life of cultural images from Plato to O.J.The flight to objectivity : essays on Cartesianism and cultureThe male body : a new look at men in public and in privateGender/body/knowledge : feminist reconstructions of being and knowingFeminist interpretations of René Descartes
Alternative Names
Bordo, Susan R.

Bordo, Susan R. 1947-

Susan Bordo Amerikaans filosofe

Susan Bordo filósofa estadounidense

Susan Bordo philosophe américaine

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