Body Horror

Body Horror

Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes

Paperback - 2017
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"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.

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.

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Curbside Splendor, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781940430881
Characteristics: xxxi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Can fashion models be compared to garment workers in Cambodia? Do we have the best healthcare system in the world? Find out in Anne Elizabeth Moore's new collection of essays. Some of the topics she tackles include the medical industrial complex, the horror industry, and slavery-like conditions i... Read More »

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Sep 03, 2017

A fantastic read! Moore is a terrific writer - as the blurb on the book says "1000000000% punk rock" - scathingly honest and full of heart. One of the writers I would love to meet.

glibdelite Aug 29, 2017

A beautifully-illustrated, scattered set of essays--Cambodian garment workers, superbugs, bodies and gendered violence in horror movies, a history of tampon disposal--from which larger themes of institutionalized misogyny and ableism emerge.


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