Disobedient bodies

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What part of your beautiful self were you taught to hate? Body hair. ‘Fat’ thighs. Something’s always ‘too big’ or ‘too small’. We spend a lot of time hiding our ‘defects’, according to society’s ideals of beauty. Ideals that are often tyrannical, commercially entangled, homogenizing and imposed upon us by oppressive systems that are further strengthened by our conditioned self loathing. This book will explore how to unpack, process, rebel and subvert – offering alternative ways of seeing and doing beauty, drawing on other cultures, worldviews, times, places, and looking beyond the capitalist model – to find the inherent joy in our disobedient bodies.

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An unmissable, radical essay from Emma Dabiri, bestselling author of Don’t Touch My Hair and What White People Can Do NextWhat part of your beautiful self were you taught to hate? We spend a lot of time trying to improve our ‘defects’, according to society’s ideals of beauty. But these ideals that are often reductive, tyrannical and commercially entangled, are imposed upon us by oppressive systems and further strengthened by our conditioned self-loathing.This book encourages unruliness, exploring the ways in which we can rebel against and subvert the current system. Offering alternative ways of seeing beauty, drawing on other cultures, worldviews, times, and places – to reconnect with our birthright and find the inherent joy in our disobedient bodies.It accompanies The Cult of Beauty, a major exhibition at Wellcome Collection, opening in October 2023.

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Weight 120 g
Dimensions 17.8 × 11 × 1.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

150

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

306.4613 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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