Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes (Cubside Splendor)

Cancelled: Due to an unforeseen circumstance, our event with Anne Elizabeth Moore and Esther Pearl Watson has been cancelled. As of this time there are no plans to reschedule. We apologize for any inconvenience

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. 

Praise for Anne Elizabeth Moore

“Anne Elizabeth Moore lets readers peer over her shoulder as she attempts the implausible. It turns out, the implausibleis hard, a nd funny, and tragic, and illuminating, but once you sign up for the journey she never lets you look away.”— NPR’s Snap Judgment

"Post-Empirical, proto-fourth-wave-feminist memoir-cum-academic abstract that scrutinizes the current reality and future hope for women aspiring to positions of power in Cambodia." —Bust Magazine (on New Girl Law)

“[Offers] something distinctly more radical than merely protesting against consumerism: a total rejection of the competitive ethos that drives capitalist culture.” —LA Times (on Unmarketable)

“Conversational, intellectually curious, and charmingly ragged, Unmarketable is an anti-corporate manifesto with a difference: It exudes raw coolness.” —Mother Jones (on Unmarketable)

“Well-researched, engaging, and full of surprising (and sometimes horrifying) statistics, you may finish reading this book and decide to become an activist—no longer shopping for clothes at your local mall and pressuring your elected officials for legislation that holds clothing manufacturers and retailers responsible.” —Lisa Wilde, author of Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School (on Threadbare)

“A passionate, engaging, heartbreaking, funny, and inspiring book. I want to slip it into every tourist guide to Asia and give a copy to every girl in the world.” —Jean Kilbourne, author, filmmaker, and cultural critic (on Cambodian Grrrl)

Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of Threadbare, Unmarketable and Cambodian Grrrl, former co-editor and publisher of  the now-defunct Punk Planet, the founding editor of Best American Comics, a Fulbright scholar, and a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow. In 2016, she was awarded the third fellowship in Detroit’s Write A House program, and currently resides there.

Esther Pearl Watson is a painter and comic artist. She has an MFA from CalArts. Her paintings have exhibited world wide, and most recently at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Her award-winning comic, Unlovable, is published in Bust Magazine and with Fantagraphics. She has published Blood Lady Commandos, at Vice online and Welcome to Crapland at Adult Swim online. She currently teaches at Art Center College of Design.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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ISBN: 9781940430881
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Published: Curbside Splendor Publishing - May 9th, 2017

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