SWIP:  Society for Women in Philosophy

SWIP Suggested Readings
on Feminism and Body Image

A Bibliography Developed by
Lenore Kuo

Spring 1998

Atkins, Dawn. Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Communities. Haworth Press, June 1998.

Balsamo, Anna. "On the Cutting Edge". Technologies of the Gendered Body, Duke UP, 1996.

Balsamo, Anna. Technologies of the Gendered Body; Bodily Discursions: Gender, Representations, Technologies. Edit. Wilson and Laennec.

Banner, Lois W. American Beauty. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983.

Barthel, Diane. Putting on Appearances: Gender and Advertising. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.

Bartky, Sandra. "On Body Politics," in Blackwell Companion to Feminist Philosophy, 1998.

"Beauty is the Beast." Women: A Feminist Perspective, ed. Freeman, Jo.

Beauvoir. The Second Sex.

Bennet, William and Joel Gurin. The Dieter's Dilemma: Eating Less and Weighing More. New York: Basic Books, 1982.

Binswanger, Ludwig. "The Case of Ellen West," in Rollow May, et al. Existence: A New Dimension in Psychiatry and Psychology, 1958.

Bordo, Susan. Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1993.

Bovey, Shelley. The Forbidden Body: Being Fat is Not a Sin. Harper, San Francisco, 1994.

Brown, Catrina and Karin. Consuming Passions: Feminist Approaches to Weight Preoccupation & Eating Disorders. Iowa City, Iowa: Aunt Lute Book Co., 1980.

Browne, Connors, Stern. "This Body I Love - Finding Ourselves". With the Power of Each Breath: A Disabled Women's Anthology.

Brownmiller, Susan. Femininity.

Camper, Carol. "But You Don't Look Like a . . . faces, body, hair." Miscegenation Blues: Voices of Mixed Race Women.

Chapkis, Wendy. Beauty Secrets: Women and the Politics of Appearance.

Curtin, Deane W. and Lisa M. Heldke. Cooking, Eating, Thinking: Transformative Philosophies of Food. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.

Davis, Kathy. Embodied Practices: Feminist Perspectives on the Body. London: Sage, 1997. Davis, Kathy. "Remaking the She-Devil: A Critical Look at Feminist Approaches to Beauty." Hypatia. 6.2, 1991.

Davis, Kathy. Remaking the Female Body. Routledge, 1995.

Diprose, Roslyn. The Bodies of Women: Ethics, Embodiment, and Sexual Difference.

Featherston, E. Skin Deep: Women Writing on Color, Culture and Identity.

Fisher, M.F.K. Last House.

Garland Thomson, Rosemarie. Essay in Disability Studies Reader. Edit. Lennard Davis.

Garland Thomson, Rosemarie. Extraordinary Bodies.

Grosz, Elizabeth. Volatile Bodies: Towards a Corporeal Feminism.

Halprin, Sara. Look at My Ugly Face!

Jasper, Karin. Are You Too Fat, Ginny? New York: Is Five Press.

Listen Up: Voices from the Next Generation.

Lorde, Audre. "Breast Cancer: Power versus Prosthesis". Feminism and Philosophy. Edit. Tuana and Tong.

MacKendrick, Karmen. "Technoflesh, or 'Didn't That Hurt?'" in Fashion Theory. Vol. 2, issue 1, pp. 3-24.

Newman, Leslea. Belinda's Bouquet.

Newman, Leslea. Eating Our Hearts Out: Personal Accounts of Women's Relationships to Food. Freedom: The Crossing Press, 1993.

Pollack Seid, Roberta. Never Too Thin: A History of American Women's Obsession with Weight Loss. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1989.

Rich, Adrienne. "For Ellen West, Mental Patient and Suicide," in The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness. Edit. Chernim, Kim, pp. 178-179.

Rodin, Dr. Judith. Body Traps: Breaking the Binds that Keep You from Feeling Good About Your Body. New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc., 1992.

Rothblum, Esther. "Lesbians and Physical Appearance: Which Model Applies?" Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Issues, vol. 1, 1994. Edit. B. Greene and G.M. Herek.

Rubin Suleiman, Susan. The Female Body in Western Culture: Contemporary Perspectives. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986.

Scarry, Elaine. The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World.

Schwartz, Hillel. Never Satisfied: A Cultural History of Diets, Fantasies and Fat. New York: Free Press, 1986.

Scott Beller, Anne. Fat and Thin: A Natural History of Obesity. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1977.

Shoenfielder, Lisa and Barb Wieser. Shadow on a Tightrope: Writings by Women on Fat Oppression. Aunt Lute Books, 1983.

Smith, Christine. "Women's weight, and body image." Lectures on the Psychology of Women. Ed. J. Chrisler, C. Golden, and P. Rozee. McGraw-Hill, 1996.

Stukard, Dr. Albert J. The Pain of Obesity. Palo Alto: Bull Publishing Co., 1976.

Szekely, Eva. Never Too Thin. Toronto: The Women's Press, 1988.

Thompson, Becky. A Hunger So Wide and Deep.

Wills Brandon, Carla. Am I Hungry . . . or Am I Hurting. San Diego: Recovery Publications, Inc., 1993.

Wolf, Naomi. The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1991.

Writing on the Body: Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory, Columbia, 1997, including Bordo's "The Body of Reproduction of Femininity."

Young, Iris Marion. Throwing Like a Girl and other essays.

Young, Iris. Pregnant Embodiment.

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