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Wolf, Naomi

Overview
Works: 105 works in 333 publications in 4 languages and 15,648 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Film adaptations  Documentary films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Interviewee
Classifications: HQ1219, 305.42
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Naomi Wolf
The beauty myth : how images of beauty are used against women by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
56 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the struggle for womenʼs equality, there is one hurdle that has yet to be fully cleared-the myth of female beauty. It challenges every woman, every day, by seeking to undermine psychologically and covertly the material freedoms that feminism has achieved for women. And, fueled by new technology in media and medicine, its ravages are reaching epidemic proportions. The Beauty Myth cuts to the root of the ʺbeauty backlash, ʺ exposing the relentless cult of female beauty-antierotic, averse to love, and increasingly savage-as a political weapon against womenʼs recent advances, placing women in more danger today than ever before. Naomi Wolf tracks - the tyranny of the beauty myth throughout its history and reveals its newly sophisticated function today-in the home and at work; in literature and the media; in relationships, between men and women and between women and women. With an arsenal of sometimes shocking examples, Wolf confronts the beauty industry and its influence and uncovers the ominous, hidden agenda that drives this destructive obsession. In a searing timely analysis, The Beauty Myth indicts the new forces coercing women into participating in their own torture-starving themselves and even submitting their bodies to the knife. A direct descendant of the Feminine Mystique and The Female Eunuch, this book is a cultural hand grenade for the 1990s
Fire with fire : the new female power and how it will change the 21st century by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that today's feminism is far out of sync with women's lives and offers a guide toward revitalization and inclusion
Promiscuities : the secret struggle for womanhood by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finally, Wolf looks at the popular culture of the recent past, as well as at the history and mythology of female desire, to show how our "liberated" culture still fears and distorts female passion. Bold and candid, funny and revelatory, Wolf's stories illustrate the fear and excitement, the fantasies and sometimes crippling realities, that make up a young contemporary woman's journey of erotic and emotional discovery
Misconceptions : truth, lies, and the unexpected on the journey to motherhood by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the emotional terrain of impending motherhood as the author documents her own pregnancy and those of other first-time mothers by delving into a wealth of issues and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and motherhood in America today
The end of America : letter of warning to a young patriot by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author Wolf shows that there are ten classic steps would-be dictators always take when they wish to close down an open society, and shows how each of those ten steps is underway in the United States today. Our Constitution was built to protect civil liberties and develop a careful system of checks and balances which protect our freedom from tyranny. Wolf argues that the escalation of executive power has eroded these core values and systems, limiting the ability of our Congress to make laws, and of our courts to interpret them--a scenario that our Founding Fathers foresaw and warned against. In this citizen call to action, reminiscent of Thomas Paine's Common Sense, Wolf outlines the real threats to our civil liberties and explains how we can work together to save our liberty and defend our nation.--From publisher description
Give me liberty : a handbook for American revolutionaries by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A refresher manifesto on the virtues and vulnerable core values of democracy by the feminist political commentator and author of The End of America and The Beauty Myth reveals how everyday citizens can understand and use democracy for the betterment of society
The end of America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a stunning indictment of sweeping policy changes during the Bush years, author Naomi Wolf makes a chilling case that American democracy is under threat. Investigating parallels between our current situation and the rise of dictators and fascism in once-free societies, Wolf uncovers a number of deeply disturbing similarities - from the use of paramilitary groups and secret prisons to the targeted suspension of the rule of law" -- Container
Promiscuities : a secret history of female desire by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this dynamic new book Naomi Wolf explores and celebrates the phenomenon of female sexuality - empirically, imaginatively, anatomically and personally. By following a group of four contemporary girls - including her younger self as they come of age in the seventies, Wolf shows how our culture tries to shape and confine women's desire. Embarking on a voyage of discovery, she illustrates how flawed and prescribed are the notions of what women want, and how these change through the ages - from Taoist techniques for giving women pleasure, to Victorian repression, and the so-called liberated nineties. Drawing on scholarly texts, secret diaries, real life and fantasy, she demonstrates that female sexuality is wilder, more demanding and more powerful than our culture dares to accept. -- Product Description
Fire with fire : the new female power and how to use it by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of America letter of warning to a young patriot : a citizen's call to action by Naomi Wolf ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author Wolf shows that there are ten classic steps would-be dictators always take when they wish to close down an open society, and shows how each of those ten steps is underway in the United States today. Our Constitution was built to protect civil liberties and develop a careful system of checks and balances which protect our freedom from tyranny. Wolf argues that the escalation of executive power has eroded these core values and systems, limiting the ability of our Congress to make laws, and of our courts to interpret them--a scenario that our Founding Fathers foresaw and warned against. In this citizen call to action, reminiscent of Thomas Paine's Common Sense, Wolf outlines the real threats to our civil liberties and explains how we can work together to save our liberty and defend our nation.--From publisher description
Naomi Wolf the beauty myth by Naomi Wolf ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naomi Wolf's definitive treatise on the relationship between "beauty" and identity. Wolf illustrates why the Beauty Myth has nothing to do with appearances--but instead channels female identity into an ever-narrowing sphere of consumption, competition, and anxiety.-- From publisher's brochure
Der Mythos Schönheit by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Hälfte aller Frauen im Westen glaubt, dass sie zu dick sei. Viele hungern sich dünn. Millionen leiden an Magersucht und Bulimie. Das Vergnügen an Sex und die Überzeugung, dass man begehrenswert sei, ist im Westen empfindlicher gestört, als bei Frauen der Drittten Welt. Die Ängste der Frauen schaffen Märkte für neue Industrien. Diätprodukte, immer neue Kosmetika und teure Schönheitschirurgie sind die kommerziellen Opfer, die wir dem Mythos Schönheit bringen
Give me liberty a handbook for American revolutionaries by Naomi Wolf ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a refresher manifesto on the virtues and vulnerable core values of democracy by the feminist political commentator and author of The End of America and The Beauty Myth. Wolf reveals how every day citizens can understand and use democracy for the betterment of society
Vagina : a cultural history : a new biography by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is acultural history of the vagina that reframes how we understand the vagina-and, consequently, how we understand women. Wolfs discovers, discovers, much to her own astonishment, an increasing body of scientific evidence that suggests that the vagina is not merely flesh, but an intrinsic component of the female brain-and thus has a fundamental connection to female consciousness itself
Naomi Wolf in-depth by Naomi Wolf ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Wolf addresses the most critical questions concerning The beauty myth, including how The beauty myth is different from earlier critiques"--Container
The end of America by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Stärke der Frauen : gegen den falsch verstandenen Feminismus by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great speeches ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents speeches by five famous persons each with an introduction detailing the time, place and events surrounding them
Vagina : a new biography by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monografie over het vrouwelijk geslachtsorgaan
Het einde van Amerika : brief aan een jonge patriot by Naomi Wolf ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kritische analyse van de politieke maatregelen in de Verenigde Staten na de terreuraanslagen van 11 september 2001, de inperking van persoonlijke vrijheden en de gevolgen daarvan
 
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Alternative Names
וולף, נעמי
ウルフ, ナオミ
Languages
English (198)
German (13)
Japanese (2)
Dutch (1)
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