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Wolf, Naomi

Works: 105 works in 452 publications in 17 languages and 16,496 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Nonfiction films  History  Juvenile works  Filmed speeches  Popular works  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Speaker
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Publications about Naomi Wolf
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The beauty myth : how images of beauty are used against women by Naomi Wolf( Book )
133 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 4,311 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 )
25 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,800 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 )
12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,587 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 )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,501 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 )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,288 libraries worldwide
Examines the emotional terrain of impending motherhood as the author documents her own pregnancy as well as other first-time mothers by delving into a wealth of issues and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and motherhood in America today
Give me liberty : a handbook for American revolutionaries by Naomi Wolf( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 617 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 )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 234 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 )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 172 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 )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Naomi Wolf : the beauty myth by Naomi Wolf( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 141 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 beauty myth : the culture of beauty, psychology, and the self with Naomi Wolf ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 141 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 138 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 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 133 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
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 131 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
The police state ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
When governments start to fail financially, they usually respond by doing two things: they start wars abroad to grab resources and wealth (Iraq anyone?) and they turn on their own citizens to try and keep what little wealth they have left "locked in". They also try and quell dissent as things get ugly and the people become unruly. In other words, they close down their open society and turn it into a police state. While many critics say that this could never happen in countries like America, Britain or France, these exclusive interviews with the experts reveal that it already has -- and it's only going to intensify. The Patriot Act, HR 1995, the weakening of habeas corpus, FEMA camps, RFID, a compromised mainstream media, free speech zones, micro chipping, electronic voting, the Military Commissions Act, private police forces, the destruction of the rule of law, and more anti-freedom developments are already in place. As the world's leading powers lose more and more wealth and things start to really spin out of control in the years to come, the powers-that-be now have the laws in place to close us down and kill our freedom. Forever. These never-before-seen interviews with Alex Jones, David Icke, Mark Crispin Miller, Mickey Z, Brian Kraft, Naomi Wolf, David McAlvany, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Doug Casey, Ken Klein and G. Edward Griffin will help you realize that individual freedom is only one more catastrophe away from being stolen from you
The end of the world as we know it? by Marcel Theroux( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Celebrated author Naomi Wolf ("The end of America") shows you how the U.S. Government is currently closing down our free society and quickly moving toward a fascist state. Joining Wolf in these exclusive, never-before-seen interviews are Professor Mark Crispin Miller, scholar David McAlvany, Paul Craig Roberts, Alex Jones, Mickey Z, David Icke, Doug Casey and G. Edward Griffin. As true patriots, the guests partake in a disturbing but engaged study of the many developments that are threatening to turn the American dream of freedom into a national nightmare involving: no fly lists, the arbitrary detention of America citizens and patriots, thought crime, thought police, police use of high-tech weaponry on its own citizens, unconstitutional arrests, torture, false confessions and martial law. This part also features an extended exclusive interview with Doug McIntyre, a regular guest on The Lou Dobb's show on CNN. Mr. McIntyre discusses off shoring and globalism and offers up an insightful commentary on how apathy and failure in education has fractured our American identity and forced our culture to the brink of self-destruction
What you should know about politics-- but don't : a nonpartisan guide to the issues by Jessamyn Conrad( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
In a world of sound bites, deliberate misinformation, and a political scene colored by the blue versus red partisan divide, how does the average educated American find a reliable source that's free of political spin? What You Should Know About Politics ... breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who stands for what, and why -- whether it's the economy, income inequality, Obamacare, foreign policy, education, immigration, or climate change. If you're a Democrat, a Republican, or somewhere in between, it's a way to brush up on a single topic or read through to get a deeper understanding of the often mucky world of American politics. This is a guide to understanding the background to the 2016 presidential election, but it also transcends the season. It's for anyone who wants to know more about the perennial issues that will continue to affect our everyday lives. The third edition includes an introduction by Naomi Wolf discussing the themes and issues that have come to the fore during the 2016 presidential cycle
The great speeches video series ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
For over 25 years, The Great Speeches Video Series has proved an invaluable instructional tool for Speech Communicators. This video compiles five speeches: Malcolm X's "Democracy is Hypocrisy" speech; Naomi Wolf's Scripps College commencement address; Al Gore's presidential concession speech; George W. Bush's first inaugural address; Ronald Reagan's "A Time for Choosing" speech; and George W. Bush's "9/11" speech to Congress
Wolf whistle politics : the new misogyny in America today ( Book )
2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
"The 2016 election year may be remembered as a year to forget, but for American women in politics and feminists alike it was unforgettably distressing--a flash point illuminating both the true state of play for women in public life and feminist politics in the early twenty-first century. Wolf Whistle Politics is a book that tries to account for, contextualize, and even make some sense out of this trying political chapter in American history. [This book] shines a bright light on the complex relationship between women and politics today, reflecting on what we lost, what we won, and what we can do to move forward."--Page 4 of cover
The treehouse : eccentric wisdom from my father on how to live, love, and see by Naomi Wolf( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 30 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
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Alternative Names
Naomi Wolf Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik
Naomi Wolf Amerikaans schrijver
Naomi Wolf amerikkalainen kirjailija
Naomi Wolf amerykańska pisarka i intelektualistka
Naomi Wolf écrivaine américaine
Naomi Wolf en amerikansk författare, politisk rådgivare och feminist
Naomi Wolf escriptora estatunidenca
Naomi Wolf escritora estadounidense
Naomi Wolf US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und politische Aktivistin
Naomi Wolfová
Vulʹf, Naomi
Вульф, Наоми
Наоми Вульф американская писательница
Наоми Улф
וולף, נעמי
נעמי וולף
נעמי וולף סופרת אמריקאית
ناعومي وولف كاتب أمريكي
ناومی وولف
ਨਾਓਮੀ ਵੋਲਫ
നൊയ്മി വോൾഫ്
네이오미 울프
울프, 나오미
ウルフ, ナオミ
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