Susie Orbach Lecture in Sydney


Upcoming Public Lecture

Navigating Our Culture's Body Anxiety

An Evening With Susie Orbach

Susie OrbachTuesday 20th August 2013  
8 - 9.30pm
Footbridge Theatre, The University of Sydney
Pedestrian Over-bridge
Parramatta Road

Susie will explore the multiple pressures which have combined to create body insecurity. She will look at the role of visual culture and the ways in which the family setting is now fraught around food and body image issues, aided by industries who profit from creating body unhappiness. Susie will argue that just as we understand our psyche as being the outcome of early relationships, so too is the body. She will suggest ways to fight back to claim the body as a place to live from rather than be victimised by the style and diet industries.

Susie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and writer. Her interests have centred around  the construction of femininity and gender, globalisation & body image and emotional literacy. Her numerous publications include the classic Fat is a Feminist Issue and other such influential texts as Hunger Strike, What Do Women Want (with Luise Eichenbaum), The Impossibility of Sex and her latest book Bodies. Susie has been a consultant to the World Bank, the National Health Service and Unilever and is an expert member of the steering group of the British government’s Campaign for Body Confidence.

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