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The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and Private

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A book by Susan Bordo

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Author: Susan Bordo
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
1 review about The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public...

A dreary trudge through personal agendas

  • Jan 4, 2000
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Susan Bordo obviously knows how to write well; she also demonstrates a respect for research. Perhaps expecting more illuminating philosophy from these givens makes this endless tome all the more disappointing. Bordo seduces our attention with a few sentences at the beginning of each chapter, only to fizzle out with dreary recountings of her own experiences with the Male Body. While she has a few good moments in defining the spectrum of male/female role-play, this overworked dissertation is a difficult book to complete. And it is hard to make this topic boring.....

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