The Resource Bodies : big ideas, small books, Susie Orbach

Bodies : big ideas, small books, Susie Orbach

Label
Bodies : big ideas, small books
Title
Bodies
Title remainder
big ideas, small books
Statement of responsibility
Susie Orbach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Orbach diagnoses the crisis in our relationship to our bodies, and points the way toward a process of healing
  • (Publisher-supplied data) Esteemed Psychotherapist and writer Susie Orbach diagnoses the crisis in our relationship to our bodies and points the way toward a process of healing. Throughout the Western world, people have come to believe that general dissatisfaction can be relieved by some change in their bodies. Here Susie Orbach explains the origins of this condition, and examines its implications for all of us. Challenging the Freudian view that bodily disorders originate and progress in the mind, Orbach argues that we should look at self-mutilation, obesity, anorexia, and plastic surgery on their own terms, through a reading of the body itself. Incorporating the latest research from neuropsychology, as well as case studies from her own practice, she traces many of these fixations back to the relationship between mothers and babies, to anxieties that are transferred unconsciously, at a very deep level, between the two. Orbach reveals how vulnerable our bodies are, how susceptible to every kind of negative stimulus--from a nursing infant sensing a mother's discomfort to a grown man or woman feeling inadequate because of a model on a billboard. That vulnerability makes the stakes right now tremendously high. In the past several decades, a globalized media has overwhelmed us with images of an idealized, westernized body, and conditioned us to see any exception to that ideal as a problem. The body has become an object, a site of production and commerce in and of itself. Instead of our bodies making things, we now make our bodies. Susie Orbach reveals the true dimensions of the crisis, and points the way toward healing and acceptance
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orbach, Susie
Index
index present
LC call number
RC569.5.B64
LC item number
O73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 170
NLM item number
O64b 2009
Series statement
Big ideas/small books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Body image
  • Human body in mass media
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Mass Media
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Body image
  • Human body
  • Mass media
Label
Bodies : big ideas, small books, Susie Orbach
Link
https://archive.org/details/isbn_9780312427207
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-203) and index
Contents
Bodies in our time -- Shaping the body -- Speaking bodies -- Bodies real and not so real -- And so to sex -- What are bodies for?
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780312427207
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
^^2008050352
System control number
  • (OCoLC)229026546
  • (OCoLC)ocn229026546
Label
Bodies : big ideas, small books, Susie Orbach
Link
https://archive.org/details/isbn_9780312427207
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-203) and index
Contents
Bodies in our time -- Shaping the body -- Speaking bodies -- Bodies real and not so real -- And so to sex -- What are bodies for?
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780312427207
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
^^2008050352
System control number
  • (OCoLC)229026546
  • (OCoLC)ocn229026546

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