Susan Bordo is Professor of Philosophy and holds the Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. In the words of Susan Squier, professor of literature at Penn State University, Bordo's writings "can be said to have catalyzed the birth of the new interdisciplinary field of work known as 'body studies'." Bordo's best known book, Unbearable Weight, is widely cited and discussed in scholarly writing and used in courses throughout the disciplines. Named a Notable Book of 1993 by the New York Times, it was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and received a Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women In Psychology. Columnist Kathy Pollitt named it one of the five best books in Women's Studies of 1993. Bordo describes her forthcoming book as "a personal/cultural exploration of the male body from a woman's point of view." She lives in the countryside of Kentucky with pianist and professor of Russian literature Edward Lee, along with their pet dogs and cats.
My Father's Body and Other Unexplored Regions of Masculinity. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, forthcoming.
Twilight Zones: The Hiden Life of Cultural Images From Plato to O.J. University of California Press, 1997.
Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body. University of California Press, 1993.
The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture. SUNY Press, 1987.
Feminist Interpretations of Descartes. Pennsylvania State University Press, forthcoming.
Gender/Body/Knowledge: Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing. (co-edited with Alison Jaggar). Rutgers University Press, 1989.
Note: Several of Bordo's articles have been reprinted multiple times in various books and journals. If you have difficulty finding a particular article as it is cited here, please contact the editor for an alternative publication.
"Gay Men's Revenge." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (forthcoming).
"Eating Disorders" and "Gender Skepticism," in Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theory. (forthcoming).
"My Father the Feminist," in Men Doing Feminism. Ed. Tom Digby. (Routledge, forthcoming).
"Missing Kitchens," (co-authored with Binnie Klein and Marilyn Silverman) in Places Through the Body. Ed. Heidi Nast and Steve Pile. (Routledge, forthcoming).
"Bringing the Body to Theory," in Body and Flesh: A Philosophical Reader. Ed. Donn Welton. (Blackwell, forthcoming).
"The Feminist As Other," in Philosophy in a Feminist Voice: Critiques and Reconstructions. Ed. Janet Kourany. (Princeton University Press, forthcoming).
"Can a Woman Harass A Man? Toward a Cultural Understanding of Bodies and Power." Philosophy Today 41 (Spring 1997): 51-66.
"Reading the Male Body," in The Male Body. Ed. L. Goldstein. (University of Michigan Press, 1994).
"Feminism, Foucault and the Politics of the Body," in Up Against Foucault. Ed. Carole Ramazanoglu. (Routledge, 1993).
"Rehabilitating the 'I'," (co-authored with Mario Moussa) in Questioning Foundations. Ed. Hugh Silverman. (Routledge, 1993).
"'Maleness' Revisited." Hypatia 7 .
"Feminist Scepticism and the 'Maleness' of Philosophy," in Women and Reason. Ed. E. Harvey and K. O'Kruhlik. (University of Michigan Press, 1992).
"Postmodern Subjects, Postmodern Bodies." Feminist Studies 18 (Winter 1992).
"Eating Disorders: The Feminist Challenge to the Concept of Pathology," in The Body in Medical Thought and Practice. Ed. Drew Leder. (Kluwer, 1992).
"Docile Bodies, Rebellious Bodies: Foucauldian Perspectives on Female Psychopathology," in Writing the Politics of Difference. Ed. Hugh Silverman. (SUNY Press, 1991).
"Material Girl: The Effacements of Postmodern Culture." Michigan Quarterly Review (Fall/Winter 1990).
"Reading the Slender Body," in Body/Politics: Women and the Discourse of Science. Ed. Mary Jacobus, Evelyn Fox Keller, and Sally Shuttleworth. (Routledge, 1989).
"Feminism, Postmodernism, and Gender-Scepticism," in Feminism/Postmodernism. Ed. Linda Nicholson. (Routledge, 1989).
"Double Bind," in Encyclopedia of Women's Studies. Ed. Helen Tierney. (Greenwood Press, 1989).
"The Body and the Preproduction of Gender: A Feminist Appropriation of Foucault," in Gender/Body/Knowledge: Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing. Ed. Alison Jaggar and Susan Boro. (Rutgers Unviersity Press, 1989).
"The View from Nowhere and the Dream of Everywhere: Heterogeneity, Adequation and Contemporary Feminist Theory." Feminism and Philosophy Newsletter (1989).
"Anorexia Nervosa: Psychopathology as the Crystallization of Culture." Philosophical Forum 17 (Winter 1986): 73-103.
"The Cartesian Masculinization of Thought." Signs 11 (Spring 1986): 439-456.
"The Cultural Overseer and the Tragic Hero: Comedic and Feminist Perspectives on the Hubris of Philosophy." Soundings 65 (Summer 1982): 181-205.
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