Susan Bordo

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American philosopher

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According to Wikipedia, Susan Bordo is an American philosopher known for her contributions to the field of contemporary cultural studies, particularly in the area of "body studies". Overview Bordo's writing contributes to a body of feminist, cultural and gender studies, linking modern consumer culture directly to the formation of gendered bodies. She is known for her Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body , a text that looks at the impact of popular culture in shaping the female body while also looking at typical female disorders such as hysteria, agoraphobia, anorexia nervosa and bulimia as "complex crystallizations of culture". Bordo has also garnered attention for her more recent The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and Private , a text which Bordo describes as being "a personal/cultural exploration of the male body from a woman's point of view."

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