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The Resource Imperfect : how our bodies shape the people we become, Lee Kofman

Imperfect : how our bodies shape the people we become, Lee Kofman

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Imperfect : how our bodies shape the people we become
Title
Imperfect
Title remainder
how our bodies shape the people we become
Statement of responsibility
Lee Kofman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the time she was eleven and living in Russia, Lee Kofman had undergone several major operations on both a defective heart and injuries sustained in a bus accident. Her body harbours a constellation of disfiguring scars that have shaped her sense of self and her view of the world. But it wasn't until she moved from the Soviet Union to Israel and later Australia that she realised these markings weren't badges of honour to flaunt but were, in fact, imperfections that needed to be concealed. In a seductive mix of memoir and cultural critique, Kofman casts a questioning eye on the myths surrounding our conception of physical perfection and what it's like to live in a body that deviates from the norm. She reveals the subtle ways we are all influenced by the bodies we inhabit, whether our differences are pronounced or noticeable only to ourselves. She talks to people of all shapes, sizes and configurations and takes a hard look at the way media and culture dictates how bodies should and shouldn't be. By turns illuminating, confronting and deeply personal, IMPERFECT challenges us all to consider how we exist in the world and how our bodies shape the people we become
Summary
In a seductive mix of memoir and cultural critique, Kofman casts a questioning eye on the myths surrounding our conception of physical perfection and what it's like to live in a body that deviates from the norm. She reveals the subtle ways we are all influenced by the bodies we inhabit, whether our differences are pronounced or noticeable only to ourselves. She talks to people of all shapes, sizes and configurations and takes a hard look at the way media and culture dictates how bodies should and shouldn't be.
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Writing style
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10747474
Cataloging source
YDX
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Kofman, Lee
Dewey number
306.4613
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kofman, Lee
  • Kofman, Lee
  • Disfigured persons
  • Disfigured persons
  • Genetic disorders
  • Overweight persons
  • Body image
  • Body image in women
  • Body image
  • Body image
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-perception
  • Abnormalities, Human
Target audience
adult
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how our bodies shape the people we become
Label
Imperfect : how our bodies shape the people we become, Lee Kofman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064538525
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925584813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1066069586
Label
Imperfect : how our bodies shape the people we become, Lee Kofman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064538525
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925584813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1066069586

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