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Butts: A Backstory de Heather Radke
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Butts: A Backstory (edició 2022)

de Heather Radke (Autor)

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Biography & Autobiography. Sociology. Women's Studies. Nonfiction. HTML:*ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF FALL: Esquire, Time, LitHub, The Every Girl, BookPage*

"Lively and thorough, Butts is the best kind of nonfiction??the kind that forces you to see something ordinary through completely new eyes." ??Esquire, Best Books of 2022 So Far

"One of the year's most ingenious and eye-opening cultural studies." ??Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2022
Whether we love them or hate them, think they're sexy, think they're strange, consider them too big, too small, or anywhere in between, humans have a complicated relationship with butts. It is a body part unique to humans, critical to our evolution and survival, and yet it has come to signify so much more: sex, desire, comedy, shame. A woman's butt, in particular, is forever being assessed, criticized, and objectified, from anxious self-examinations trying on jeans in department store dressing rooms to enduring crass remarks while walking down a street or high school hallways. But why? In Butts: A Backstory, reporter, essayist, and RadioLab contributing editor Heather Radke is determined to find out.

Spanning nearly two centuries, this "whip-smart" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) cultural history takes us from the performance halls of 19th-century London to the aerobics studios of the 1980s, the music video set of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" and the mountains of Arizona, where every year humans and horses race in a feat of gluteal endurance. Along the way, she meets evolutionary biologists who study how butts first developed; models whose measurements have defined jean sizing for millions of women; and the fitness gurus who created fads like "Buns of Steel." She also examines the central importance of race through figures like Sarah Bartmann, once known as the "Venus Hottentot," Josephine Baker, Jennifer Lopez, and other women of color whose butts have been idolized, envied, and despised.

Part deep dive reportage, part personal journey, part cabinet of curiosities, Butts is an entertaining, illuminating, and thoughtful examination of why certain silhouettes come in and out of fashion??and how larger ideas about race, control, liberation, and power affect our most private feelings about ourselves
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Títol:Butts: A Backstory
Autors:Heather Radke (Autor)
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Engaging, informative, and wide-ranging. I love these types of microhistory, especially with the connections to recent culture. ( )
  Bodagirl | Feb 12, 2024 |
The most interesting thing in this book was about the history of why women's clothes are so wonky ( )
  Moshepit20 | 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. ( )
1 vota MickyFine | 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? ( )
  Melly9779 | Jul 29, 2023 |
This book wasn’t sure what it wanted to be. It certainly was not all about butts and it certainly wasn’t any sort of history of butts. It started good and on point, but a little less than halfway through it went off on personal stories that had nothing to do with butts, it took a turn to look at the exercise industry in general (she mentioned butts once in a whole section on Jane Fonda), and it seemed to focus a lot on modern stories like Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez - which if you haven’t lived under a rock, you already knew about. I generally would call myself a feminist, but when she tried to assert that aerobics classes are trying to teach women to be submissive because you are supposed to do all the moves the instructor does, it went a little too far even for me. I think the author has a lot of self image issues and has dealt with a lot of difficulties due to her gender and identity, which I can empathize with, so a lot of that comes out in the book, which is fine if I’m reading a memoir, but it’s just not what I was expecting in a history of butts. I was expecting an entertaining history of butts, this was not that. ( )
  Monkeypats | Jul 2, 2023 |
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Biography & Autobiography. Sociology. Women's Studies. Nonfiction. HTML:*ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF FALL: Esquire, Time, LitHub, The Every Girl, BookPage*

"Lively and thorough, Butts is the best kind of nonfiction??the kind that forces you to see something ordinary through completely new eyes." ??Esquire, Best Books of 2022 So Far

"One of the year's most ingenious and eye-opening cultural studies." ??Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2022
Whether we love them or hate them, think they're sexy, think they're strange, consider them too big, too small, or anywhere in between, humans have a complicated relationship with butts. It is a body part unique to humans, critical to our evolution and survival, and yet it has come to signify so much more: sex, desire, comedy, shame. A woman's butt, in particular, is forever being assessed, criticized, and objectified, from anxious self-examinations trying on jeans in department store dressing rooms to enduring crass remarks while walking down a street or high school hallways. But why? In Butts: A Backstory, reporter, essayist, and RadioLab contributing editor Heather Radke is determined to find out.

Spanning nearly two centuries, this "whip-smart" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) cultural history takes us from the performance halls of 19th-century London to the aerobics studios of the 1980s, the music video set of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" and the mountains of Arizona, where every year humans and horses race in a feat of gluteal endurance. Along the way, she meets evolutionary biologists who study how butts first developed; models whose measurements have defined jean sizing for millions of women; and the fitness gurus who created fads like "Buns of Steel." She also examines the central importance of race through figures like Sarah Bartmann, once known as the "Venus Hottentot," Josephine Baker, Jennifer Lopez, and other women of color whose butts have been idolized, envied, and despised.

Part deep dive reportage, part personal journey, part cabinet of curiosities, Butts is an entertaining, illuminating, and thoughtful examination of why certain silhouettes come in and out of fashion??and how larger ideas about race, control, liberation, and power affect our most private feelings about ourselves

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