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Wolf, Naomi

Overview
Works: 78 works in 354 publications in 17 languages and 15,281 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Television interviews  Educational films  Internet videos  Juvenile works  Feminist films  Filmed lectures 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: HQ1219,
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Naomi Wolf
Publications by Naomi Wolf
Most widely held works by Naomi Wolf
The beauty myth : how images of beauty are used against women by Naomi Wolf( Book )
114 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 4,297 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 )
33 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,112 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 )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 1,881 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
The end of America : letter of warning to a young patriot by Naomi Wolf( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,547 libraries worldwide
"In this timely call to arms, Naomi Wolf compels us to face the way our free America is under assault. She warns us with the straight-to-fellow-citizens urgency of one of Thomas Paine's revolutionary pamphlets that we have little time to lose if our children are to live in real freedom. Wolf shows that there are ten classic steps dictators or would-be dictators always take when they wish to close down an open society. Each of those ten steps is now underway in the United States today. The End of America will shock, enrage, and motivate spurring us to act, as the Founders would have counted on us to do in a time such as this, as rebels and patriots to save our liberty and defend our nation."--Provided by publisher
Misconceptions : truth, lies, and the unexpected on the journey to motherhood by Naomi Wolf( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
"Every year, millions of women have their lives turned inside out by the experience of pregnancy. A contemporary woman find herself caught in an absurd paradox: while in the grip of one of the most primal, lonely, sensual and in some ways, psychologically debilitating and physically dangerous experience, she is overwhelmed by invasive, trivialising and infantilising cultural messages about what is happening to her - and who really owns the experience. Wolf takes a critical look at the powerful vested interests in the pregnancy 'business' and at the social message coming at women: an amalgam of sentimentality, psychologically dangerous half-truths and conflicting ideologies. She discusses with devastating honesty her own two pregnancies and those of other women, from the physical and emotional effects of having your body taken over, through the elation and the fear, to the choice of delivery method (where mother-friendly childbirth is often in conflict with hospital-friendly practice) and the effects of post-partum depression. Misconceptions is a moving, provocative and unusually candid account of pregnancy and childbirth which for the first time tells the truth about women's conflicting emotions and society's hypocritical attitudes to women's experience."--Publisher description
Give me liberty : a handbook for American revolutionaries by Naomi Wolf( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 643 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 ( visu )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 236 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
The end of America letter of warning to a young patriot : a citizen's call to action by Naomi Wolf( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 149 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( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 139 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
The feminist revolution : a story of the three most inspiring and empowering women in American history: Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger, and Betty Friedan by Jules Archer( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Offers brief biographies of pioneering feminists Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger, and Betty Friedan, presenting information on their roles in establishing key rights for women in the United States
Give me liberty a handbook for American revolutionaries by Naomi Wolf( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 81 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
Naomi Wolf in-depth by Naomi Wolf( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
"Wolf addresses the most critical questions concerning The beauty myth, including how The beauty myth is different from earlier critiques"--Container
Great speeches ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Presents speeches by five famous persons each with an introduction detailing the time, place and events surrounding them
The beauty myth : the culture of beauty, psychology, and the self with Naomi Wolf ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Naomi Wolf revolutionized our understanding of the relationship between "beauty"and female identity. She presents her definitive treatise on The beauty myth: the culture of beauty, psychology, and the self. On a sweeping historical canvas, from the Industrial Revolution to today's multi-billion-dollar diet and cosmetic industries, Wolf exposes the beauty myth as a distinct cultural narrative - a fiction that "beauty" exists objectively and universally. Having set her stage, Wolf next reveals why "beauty" must be understood within the power structures of political and economic systems - and how "beauty" is used as a kind of currency, like money itself. She incisively illustrates how beauty is a story about female identity told through a cultural system of images: a potent narrative designed to sell products and support a hierarchical system of social relations - with devastating consequences for female well-being, and for our most intimate relationships. From the first printing press to today's women's magazines, Wolf illuminates how, as women made powerful strides in economic and political spheres, the beauty myth took hold as a new set of fictions, and as a new sphere of control. She reveals how "beauty" came to replace domesticity as a core social virtue, with its own injunctions and prescriptions, not unlike religion itself. With wit and clarity, Wolf illustrates why the beauty myth has nothing to do with appearances - but, instead, with channeling female identity into an ever-narrowing sphere of consumption, competition, and anxiety. From workplace equality and sexual harassment, to cosmetic surgery and eating disorders, to the very core of social and romantic relationships, Wolf powerfully illuminates the psychological and physiological ravages of the beauty myth. Naomi Wolf wraps this extraordinary film presentation within a stirring vision of how we might transcend the beauty myth by shedding light on the cultural and economic systems that perpetuate it
In depth with Naomi Wolf ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
In this bonus presentation, Naomi Wolf goes in-depth to address key implications, criticisms, and the most commonly asked questions raised by the main program. In this exclusive bonus presentation, go in-depth with Naomi Wolf as she addresses: how the beauty myth is different from earlier critiques, why the beauty myth is a priority among issues facing women beauty and the illusion of power "attractiveness" and social rewards. The healthy role of beauty and attraction, how to stop the struggle for perfection, mixed messages: health vs. beauty, self-esteem and dieting, ethnicity and the beauty myth ... and much, much more!
The treehouse : eccentric wisdom from my father on how to live, love, and see by Naomi Wolf( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Bestselling author Naomi Wolf was brought up to believe that happiness is something that can be taught -- and learned. In this magical book, Naomi shares the enduring wisdom of her father, Leonard Wolf, a poet and teacher who believes that every person is an artist in their own unique way, and that personal creativity is the secret of happiness. Leonard Wolf is a true eccentric. A tall, craggy, good-looking man in his early eighties, he's the kind of person who likes to use a medieval astrolabe, dress in Basque shepherd's clothing, and convince otherwise sensible people to quit their jobs and follow their passions. A gifted teacher, he's dedicated his life to honoring individualism, creativity, and the inspirational power of art. Leonard believes, and has made many others believe, that inside everyone is an artist, and success and happiness in life depend on whether or not one values and acts upon one's creative impulse. In The Treehouse, Naomi Wolf's most personal book yet, Naomi outlines her father's lessons in creating lasting happiness and offers inspiration for the artist in all of us. The book begins when Naomi asks Leonard to help build a treehouse for his granddaughter. Inspired by his dedication to her daughter's imaginative world, Naomi asks her father to walk her through the lessons of his popular poetry class and show her how he teaches people to liberate their creative selves. Drawn from Leonard's handwritten lecture notes, the chapters of The Treehouse remind us to "Be Still and Listen," "Use Your Imagination," "Do Nothing Without Passion," and that "Your Only Wage Will Be Joy," and "Mistakes Are Part of the Draft." More than an education in poetry writing, this is a journey of self-discovery in which the creative endeavor is paramount. Naomi also offers glimpses into her father's past -- from his youth during the Depression to his bohemian years as a poet in 1950s San Francisco -- and the evolution of Leonard's highly individualistic vision of the artist's way. She reconsiders her own childhood and realizes the transformative effect Leonard's philosophy has had on her own life, as well as the lives of her students and friends. The Treehouse is ultimately a stirring personal history, a meditation on fathers and daughters, an argument for honoring the creative impulse, and unique instruction in the art of personal happiness
Fire with fire by Naomi Wolf( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Part political analysis, part psychological manual, part activist handbook. Naomi Wolf has written an empowering, impassioned manifesto that points the way toward a flexible feminism for the 1990s and beyond
Feminist literary voices ( visu )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Has feminist literature gone mainstream? And what place do women's presses have in society as it is today? This program offers valuable insight but no consensus as Gloria Steinem; Germaine Greer; Naomi Wolf; Lynn Crosbie and others address these and other issues
Becoming Barbie ( visu )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
This documentary provides a compelling look at body image issues and the role the media plays in promoting certain ideals for women. It examines eating disorders that have become commonplace in society and looks at the influence of the Barbie doll on young girls. Powerful media images, in particular in the fashion and advertising industry, serve as a backdrop for insights into the virtually impossible and highly dangerous physical goals that so many women strive to achieve. It also explores the new world of modelling in which models in video, film and photographs are sculpted by computer technology presenting images to emulate that are not even totally human. Includes interviews with teenagers and professionals working with eating disorder patients
Talking books ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
In this episode which is part of a television series that interviews authors, Caroline Baum talks to Annie Proulx author of The shipping news about a variety of topics
 
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Alternative Names
Naomi Wolf Amerikaans schrijver
Naomi Wolf amerykańska pisarka i intelektualistka
Naomi Wolf US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und politische Aktivistin
Naomi Wolfová
Vulʹf, Naomi
Вульф, Наоми
Наоми Улф
וולף, נעמי
נעמי וולף
ناومی وولف
നൊയ്മി വോൾഫ്
ウルフ, ナオミ
ナオミ・ウルフ
Languages
English (215)
German (21)
Dutch (10)
Spanish (9)
Danish (5)
Japanese (4)
Italian (4)
French (3)
Swedish (3)
Hebrew (3)
Finnish (2)
Russian (2)
Norwegian (2)
Croatian (1)
Polish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Korean (1)
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