Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes (pre-order)


Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes (pre-order)

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 by Anne Elizabeth Moore

"Books We're Excited About in 2017"  (Chicago Tribune)
"Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2017" (Chicago Reader)

Every day, heinous acts are perpetrated on women's bodies in this political economy—whether for entertainment, in the guise of medicine, or due to the conditions of labor that propel consumerism. In Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes, award-winning journalist and Fulbright scholar Anne Elizabeth Moore explores the global toll of capitalism on women with thorough research and surprising humor. The essays range from probing journalistic investigations, such as Moore’s reporting on the labor conditions of the Cambodian garment industry, to the uncomfortably personal, as when Moore, who suffers from several autoimmune disorders, examines her experiences seeking care and community in the increasingly complicated (and problematic) American healthcare system. Featuring illustrations by Xander Marro, Body Horror is a fascinating and revealing portrait of the gore of contemporary American culture and politics. 

"Probing her own experiences with disease and health care, Anne Elizabeth Moore offers scalpel-sharp insight into the ways women's bodies are subject to unspeakable horrors under capitalism." 
—Chicago Tribune

"A scholarly, holistic look at the global garment industry, one of the largest employers of women on earth. Describing the environmental, social, economic and personal costs of fast fashion in a style cool as gin, Threadbare is both a damning indictment and a stellar example of comics journalism."
—Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood

“Anne Elizabeth Moore lets readers peer over her shoulder as she attempts the implausible. It turns out, the implausible is hard, and funny, and tragic, and illuminating, but once you sign up for the journey she never lets you look away. After reading what this woman accomplished in a few months, you might ask yourself some hard questions about how you spent last summer...” 
—Glynn Washington, NPR’s Snap Judgment

"[New Girl Law is a] post-Empirical, proto-fourth-wave-feminist memoir-cum-academic abstract [that] makes our country’s Mommy Wars look like child’s play—and proves … why we should be paying attention to Cambodia’s record of human rights and gender equity.” 
Bust Magazine

Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of Unmarketable and Cambodian Grrrl, co-editor and publisher of the now-defunct Punk Planet, a founding editor of Best American Comics, a Fulbright scholar, former UN Press Fellow, and USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow. In 2016, she was awarded the third fellowship in Detroit’s Write A House program, and currently resides there.

Pages: 300
ISBN: 978-1940430881
Publication Date: March 2017

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