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The female thing : dirt, sex, envy, vulnerability

Author: Laura Kipnis
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the author of the acclaimed Against Love comes a pointed, audacious, and witty examination of the state of the female psyche in the post-post-feminist world of the twenty-first century. Women remain caught between feminism and femininity, between self-affirmation and an endless quest for self-improvement, between playing an injured party and claiming independence. Rather than blaming the usual suspects--men,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Kipnis
ISBN: 9781852429812 185242981X
OCLC Number: 137313666
Notes: Originally published: New York: Pantheon, 2006.
Description: 173 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Envy. --
Sex. --
Dirt. --
Vulnerability.
Responsibility: Laura Kipnis.
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Offers an assessment of the female condition in the post-post-feminist world of the twenty-first century. This book explores age-old quandaries: the war between the sexes, what women 'really' want,  Read more...

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?The Female Thing stages an intellectual demolition derby. Competing shibboleths about womanhood crash into each other, leaving behind the smoking wreckage of dogma. Her sentences are splenetic, Read more...

 
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