High Heel by Summer Brennan audiobook

High Heel

By Summer Brennan
Read by Allyson Ryan

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4.24 Hours 1
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Fetishized, demonized, celebrated, and outlawed, the high heel is central to the iconography of modern womanhood. But are high heels good? Are they feminist? What does it mean for a woman (or, for that matter, a man) to choose to wear them? Meditating on the labyrinthine nature of sexual identity and the performance of gender, High Heel moves from film to fairytale, from foot binding to feminism, and from the golden ratio to glam rock. Summer Brennan considers this most provocative of fashion accessories as a nexus of desire and struggle, sex and society, violence and self expression, setting out to understand what it means to be a woman by walking a few hundred years in her shoes. Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things, published in partnership with an essay series in the Atlantic.

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Summary

Fetishized, demonized, celebrated, and outlawed, the high heel is central to the iconography of modern womanhood. But are high heels good? Are they feminist? What does it mean for a woman (or, for that matter, a man) to choose to wear them?

Meditating on the labyrinthine nature of sexual identity and the performance of gender, High Heel moves from film to fairytale, from foot binding to feminism, and from the golden ratio to glam rock. Summer Brennan considers this most provocative of fashion accessories as a nexus of desire and struggle, sex and society, violence and self expression, setting out to understand what it means to be a woman by walking a few hundred years in her shoes.

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things, published in partnership with an essay series in the Atlantic.

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Author Bio: Summer Brennan

Author Bio: Summer Brennan

Summer Brennan is the author of High Heel, An Object Lesson, and The Oyster War, which was a finalist for the 2016 Orion Book Award, among other awards. She is a longtime consultant for the United Nations, and her writing has appeared in the Paris Review, Granta, Longreads, New York Magazine, Scientific American, the London Guardian, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 4.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English