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Heather Radke

Autor/a de Butts: A Backstory

2 obres 162 Membres 7 Ressenyes

Obres de Heather Radke

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Engaging, informative, and wide-ranging. I love these types of microhistory, especially with the connections to recent culture.
 
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Bodagirl | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 12, 2024 |
The most interesting thing in this book was about the history of why women's clothes are so wonky
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Moshepit20 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jan 13, 2024 |
This book immediately went onto The List after I ordered it for work: the combination of title, cover, and blurb being impossible to resist. And the book did not disappoint. In a series of essays, Heather Radke, explores the (feminine) butt. She starts with physiology and talks about how the butt is vital in being able to run (who knew?). She looks at the butt in fashion - exploring both the bustle in Victorian clothing and the pains of ready-made fashion which means no one's butt every truly fits well in a pair of pants. She also repeatedly engages with the intertwining of race and the perception of the female backside in multiple essays that are illuminating, enraging, and occasionally heartbreaking. There's also plenty of engagement with the butt in pop culture from J-Lo's butt to Baby's Got Back. I have been pushing this book at everyone I know since I finished it and if I'd borrowed it from my work library it would have gone back with a Staff Picks sticker. Highly recommended.… (més)
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MickyFine | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Dec 6, 2023 |
Like most nonfiction books, some chapters are interesting and some are boring. The Garment Industry’s sizing chapter was a bore for me, yet my brain decided to retain this chapter and not much else. Whoo knows?
 
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Melly9779 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jul 29, 2023 |

Estadístiques

Obres
2
Membres
162
Popularitat
#130,374
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
7
ISBN
6

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