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Wolf, Naomi

Overview
Works: 96 works in 376 publications in 17 languages and 14,929 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Filmed speeches  Biography  Juvenile works  Television interviews  Interviews  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: HQ1219, 305.42
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 )
122 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 4,295 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 )
27 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,857 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 1,618 libraries worldwide
Promiscuities follows a group of adolescent girls as they gradually become aware of themselves as sexual beings and discover what our culture tells them being female means. Drawing on her own experiences as well those of her contemporaries, Naomi Wolf reveals the secrets of our coming of age: the sexual games, forbidden crushes, losses of virginity, and rites of initiation. She also uncompromisingly examines the darker territories of abortion, the influences of the sex industry, and sexual violence that underlie contemporary girl's struggle for womanhood. By bringing into light our relationship to the "shadow slut" that conditions our sexual development, Promiscuities explores how the sexual experiences of the adolescent years determine women's sense of their own value as adults, and envisions how we could better guide girls through the "normatively shocking" landscape they now inhabit
The end of America : letter of warning to a young patriot by Naomi Wolf( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,530 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
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 1,045 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 633 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
Promiscuities : a secret history of female desire by Naomi Wolf( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 191 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 )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Naomi Wolf : the beauty myth by Naomi Wolf( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 140 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 end of America : letter of warning to a young patriot : a citizen's call to action by Naomi Wolf( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 131 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 121 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 great speeches video series ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 105 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: Colin Powell's Howard University commencement address; Elizabeth Glaser's 1992 DNC speech; Richard Gephardt's "Turning Over the Gavel" speech; Newt Gingrich's speech upon becoming speaker of the House; and Fidel Castro's speech at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio
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 96 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 94 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!
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 79 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 75 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
Die Stärke der Frauen : gegen den falsch verstandenen Feminismus by Naomi Wolf( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in German and Hebrew and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Talking books ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
In this episode which is part of a television series that interviews authors, Caroline Baum talks to Naomi Wolf author of The beauty myth about a variety of topics
Vagina : a new biography by Naomi Wolf( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The embarrassment and alienation we often feel when the word 'vagina' comes up in conversation is fairly new. Slang terms for the vagina right up until the end of the nineteenth century were affectionate, often downright cuddly and usually positive
 
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Alternative Names
Naomi Wolf Amerikaans schrijver
Naomi Wolf amerikkalainen kirjailija
Naomi Wolf amerykańska pisarka i intelektualistka
Naomi Wolf en amerikansk författare, politisk rådgivare och feminist
Naomi Wolf US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und politische Aktivistin
Naomi Wolfová
Vulʹf, Naomi
Вульф, Наоми
Наоми Улф
וולף, נעמי
נעמי וולף
ناعومي وولف
ناومی وولف
നൊയ്മി വോൾഫ്
네이오미 울프
울프, 나오미
ウルフ, ナオミ
ナオミ・ウルフ
内奥米·沃尔夫
Languages
English (205)
German (19)
Dutch (9)
Spanish (8)
Italian (4)
Russian (4)
French (3)
Danish (3)
Swedish (3)
Hebrew (3)
Japanese (2)
Finnish (2)
Portuguese (2)
Norwegian (2)
Croatian (1)
Polish (1)
Korean (1)
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