Or use it to upload your own PowerPoint slides so you can share them with your teachers, class, students, bosses, employees, customers, potential investors or the world. The one that is shaped and trained by practical rules and regulations in the presentation of cultural conceptions of the body 29 Two different bodies under the same discourse Cooperation of these 2 bodies 19th Century the ideal female body of hourglass figure intelligible symbolic form that represents a domestic and sexualized ideal of femininity became a useful body through feminine praxis 17th Century concept of the body as a machine 30 Two different bodies under the same discourse Contradiction of these 2 bodies Exposure and productive cultural analysis of such contradictory and mystifying relations between image and practice are possible only if the analysis includes attention to and interpretation of the useful the practical body Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing.
The Destruction of Hillary Clinton [ edit ] Bordo examines why "… the most qualified candidate ever to run for president lost the seemingly unloseable election. Bordo appropriates the ideas of Michel Foucault in critiquing, analyzing and bringing to light "the normative feminine practices of our culture".
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She is known for her Unbearable weight: Images and presentation of pop culture 31 A possible suggestion to the further development of feminism Comparison of two feminist praxises 32 A suggestion to the further development of feminism Helena Michies The Flesh Made Word makes metaphorical connections between female eating and female sexuality discusses female hunger as unspeakable desires for sexuality and power A lack eating disorder that has inchoated from 19th Century as yet is not mentioned.
She also deals with racism and the body, issues of masculinity along with issues of sexual harassment. Essays on Cartesianism and Culture.
For Bordo "the rules of femininity have come to be culturally transmitted more and more through the deployment of standardized visual images";  cultural transmitters such as television and print media work insidiously to "impose models of bodily beauty that get construed as freely chosen options by those victimized by them".
U of California P, There is truly something for everyone! A New Look at Men in Public and in Private [ edit ] With The Male Body Bordo shifts her focus from looking specifically at female and feminized bodies to looking at the male body from a female perspective.
State U of New York P, The Flight to Objectivity: 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.
A Look at Men in Public and in Private. 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",  Bordo sees cultural coding as a more pernicious, binding and overwhelming force.
Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. She also analyzes attitudes surrounding the penis and gay culture in the twentieth century.
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 critiques the stable notion of objectivity and knowledge inherent in Cartesian thought, notions that, in our contemporary society, have become critically distanced, for "[t]he limitations of science and the interested, even ideological nature of all human pursuits now seem unavoidable recognitions".
She writes that "we need to rehabilitate the concept of "truth" for our time. The Destruction of Hillary Clinton. You can use PowerShow.
Melville House April 4, She includes analyses of the male body that take into consideration the representation of the male body in popular cultural modes of communication such as movies, advertisements and literaturerevealing how anxieties over bodily form and beauty are not limited to women but are of concern for men also.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, HMH Bordo, Susan.Body and the reproduction of femininity Susan Bordo The main thesis of The Body and Reproduction of Femininity is that the body is as much a result of culture as it is a result of genes — the body, particularly the female body, is a medium.
Emily Martin analyzed how women’s reproduction is culturally constructed through the language of medicine in The Woman in the Body (), and Terri Kapsalis () in Public Privates described the performance of femininity during gynecological examinations and how femininity, pathology, and performance are linked to women’s reproduction.
“The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity” by Susan Bordo This essay will focus on the analysis of one particular arena that the interplays of several dynamics is striking and exemplary.
Through the phenomena of hysteria, agoraphobia and anorexia nervosa, Bordo relates these disorders with various biases (such as class and race bias) that mostly take place in the group of white middle. View Bordo - Body and Reproduction of Femininity from HISTORY at Phillips Exeter Academy.
i’ﬁ UNBEARABLE WEIGHT \ FEMINISM, i i \ WESTERN CULTURE, AND THE BODY SUSAN BORDO i. Jan 24, · Susan Bordo – The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity (In Conboy) Posted on January 24, by scentient Central Claim(s): Bordo investigates how the body functions as a site of meaning within our culture (90).
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