UNDERSTANDİNG SUSAN BORDO AND HER WORK; UNBEARABLE WEİGHT :FEMİNİSM, WESTERN CULTURE, BODY

ÇAĞLAR DEMİR

Abstract


Throughout history of thought, there have been many views about the women, their status in society, their struggle with patriarchy, and inequality  applied to them in all areas. There are different ways of oppression on women, such as confinement to home, inequality in wages between both sexes.  However, few scholars have written and declared their own views about how the patriarchal world and companies form women as they wish. Susan Bordo is one of  the most outstanding and distinguished feminist writers in the world who focuses on  how patriarchal capitalist understanding works on women’s body in terms of weight and weakness. According to Susan Bordo, male dominated capital world decides on women about what to wear and what to eat and women try to lose weight to be in the form men wish. State of  starving all the time leads to an illness called anorexia. The writer bases her views on the thoughts of literary critic and thinker, Foucault. The  objective of this article is to help the readers understand Susan Bordo’s views and analyse her impressive work; Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and  the Body  and make her known in academic world.

Keywords


Women; Susan Bordo; Diet; Patriarchy

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References


Susan Bordo (2001) Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, Vincent B. Leitch,editor, Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, W. W . Norton & Company, USA.

Margaret A.McLaren (2002) Margaret, Feminism, Foucault, and Embodied Subjectivity, State University of New York Press, USA.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14724/jh.v5i1.64

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