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Brownmiller, Susan

Works: 77 works in 337 publications in 14 languages and 12,796 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Travel writing  Handbooks and manuals  Anecdotes  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Photographs 
Roles: Author, Performer
Classifications: HV6558, 305.420973
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Against our will : men, women and rape by Susan Brownmiller( Book )

124 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 4,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shows why she considers rape not to be just a brutal crime but a reflection of how our society is conditioned. To do this she traces the use and meaning of rape from Biblical times through to Bangladesh and Vietnam, unravels the origins of rape laws in medieval codes and examines interracial and homosexual rape and child molestation. She also includes a discussion of Freudian sexual psychology, legal defence strategy and the message behind popular books, magazines and films. Always, she argues, the myths generated by the latter serve to glamorize the victim while they romanticize the rapist -- even in cases of rape murder
Femininity by Susan Brownmiller( Book )

58 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brownmiller addresses the set of societal strictures, esthetic ideals, and assigned "characteristics" which governs the lives of half of America, and which goes by the name of Femininity. Biological femaleness, writes Brownmiller, is the smallest part of the elusive quality we know as femininity, which "always demands more. It must constantly reassure its audience by a willing demonstration of difference, even when one does not exist in nature." Body and gesture, skin and hair, conversation and clothing; the way a woman speaks, the way she sits, the way she smells: all are ruled by a code that requires enhancement, containment, exaggeration, or even denial of woman's nature. Whether an individual woman finds in femininity the luxuriant pursuit of a positive identity or an implacable standard she can never hope to meet, femininity remains, at bottom, "a powerful esthetic based upon a recognition of powerlessness."--Publisher description
Waverly Place by Susan Brownmiller( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in 8 languages and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a six-year-old girl who is beaten to death in Greenwich Village and the warning signs that were misinterpreted by those in a position to sound the alarm
Shirley Chisholm; a biography by Susan Brownmiller( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the New York politician who was the first black woman to be elected to the United States Congress
My city highrise garden by Susan Brownmiller( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardening on rooftops, balconies, and terraces is a popular trend. After thirty-five years of experience, Susan Brownmiller writes with honesty and humor about her oasis twenty floors above a Manhattan street. She reports the catastrophes: losing daytime access during building-wide renovations; assaults from a mockingbird during his mating season. And the joys: a peach tree fruited for fifteen years; the windswept birches lasted for twenty-five. Butterflies and bees pay annual visits. She pampers a buddleia, a honeysuckle, roses, hydrangeas, and more. Her adventures celebrate the tenacity of nature, inviting readers to marvel at her garden's resilience, and her own
In defense of ourselves : a rape prevention handbook for women by Linda Tschirhart Sanford( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Defense of Ourselves is a book that will make women feel safer on the streets or when home alone. As a practical guide to help women cope with, and hopefully avoid, attack of any sort, this book deals with emotional readiness (how to overcome feeling helpless or being polite when someone makes an unwelcome advance) as well as the physical ability to defend ourselves. For example, the authors cover voice and body stance, and they provide physical exercises (with step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs) that you can do to be prepared for any attacker. But nowhere does this book say that you have to fight back or react in a specific way in every case - it simply gives you the knowledge and confidence to evaluate each situation and respond intelligently."--Back cover
In our time : memoir of a revolution by Susan Brownmiller( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kvindernes kamp for ligestilling op igennem det 20. århundrede
Rape by Susan Brownmiller( Recording )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist author Susan Brownmiller discusses the writing of her book Against our will and her thesis that rape is not so much a sexual act as an act of male aggression, with the rapists serving as "shock troops in a kind of guerrilla battle" of men against women
Against our will by Susan Brownmiller( Recording )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talk by Susan Brownmiller, journalist and author of "Against Our Will," on the historical and political implications of rape. Rape is sanctioned by foundations of modern law, and has been a feature of warfare from ancient times through Vietnam, and Brownmiller argues that rape is not an aberration, but a logical outcome of attitudes toward women that are thousands of years old and deeply rooted in our culture. What must be done, she says, is to rid our culture of the "male ideology of rape" that fuels the rapist's mentality. Brownmiller takes questions from the audience after her talk. Produced by Pacifica affiliate station, WFCR, Amherst, Mass. Recorded April 26th, 1976 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Nu xing qi lun by Bu lang mi le( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Brownmiller on writing and promoting by Susan Brownmiller( )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Susan Brownmiller, who spent four years writing her book Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape. She felt her mission in the feminist movement, after hearing women speaking openly about their rapes, was to compile the history of rape in a sound and rational analysis. She feels "the threat of rape is a very real dynamic in the interaction between men and women, and had to be exposed for what it is." She describes tremendous anxiety she felt in writing the book, her experiences with publishing and promoting the book, and the kind of changes it has made in her life. This program was originally broadcast live on Swan Song on January 19, 1976. The interviewer - and the announcer for the program - is Mickey Waldman
Rape by Jayne Cortez( Visual )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the historical and cultural significance of rape. Mike's guests are Susan Brownmiller and Debra Lewis
I kærlighedens vold by Susan Brownmiller( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I kærlighedens vold by Susan Brownmiller( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mod vor vilje : mænd, kvinder og voldtægt by Susan Brownmiller( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rape, an act of agression( Recording )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brownmiller discusses her book Against our will
Rape : Susan Brownmiller, Diana Russell and Martha Shelley (Part 1 only)( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Brownmiller, author of Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape, and Diana Russell, author of The Politics of Rape: The Victim's Perspective, are interviewed by Martha Shelley, member of the Feminist Press Collective, author of Crossing the DMV, and long-standing member of the Inez Garcia Defense Group. In this portion of the program, Brownmiller and Russell respond to Angela Davis' criticisms of their books on her KPFA radio program Angela Speaks! in a program discussing racism and the anti-rape movement, claiming that both women's books wittingly and unwittingly reproduce racist ideology. Janet Potter moderates. Likely broadcast circa June 1977. Archives does not have Part 2 of this program. Formerly cataloged as AZ1702A. Archives copy of this recording contains several drop-outs that negatively affect audio quality
Fair sex, fair game : women say no to the sexual safari( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the First National Conference on Feminist Perspectives on Pornography, convened by Women Against Violence and Pornography in the Media, held in San Francisco in November 1978. The first part of this program features excerpts from panels What Is Pornography?, Porn and the Law, Effects of Pornography, and Pornography and the First Amendment. The second part of the program, broadcast a week later, features panels on Child Pornography (Florence Hush), Pornography and racism (Tracy Stevens) and Pornography and the New Left (Susan Brownmiller). Features question-and-answer sessions. Includes music by Alive, Baba Yaga, Mary Watkins, Isis, and BeBe K'Roche. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth
Papers of Rita Mae Brown by Rita Mae Brown( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fan mail includes requests for public appearances, speeches, donations, and comments on the work of other authors. There is correspondence with her publishers; other authors; family members including her mother Julia Brown and aunt Mary Dundore who are fictionalized as the sisters of "Bingo," and "Six of one"; film producers; feminists; agents; political figures; athletes; and authors
Seeing Vietnam : encounters of the road and heart by Susan Brownmiller( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1992, shortly after the U.S. government lifted travel restrictions, Travel & Leisure magazine sent Susan Brownmiller to Vietnam on a tourist visa. "You take a lot of baggage when you go to Vietnam," her piece began. "One small suitcase, one carry-on, and two thousand pounds of disjunctive emotions napalmed into your brain from a televised war that won't go away." The inspired match between author and subject continued after the article's publication as Brownmiller immersed herself in Vietnamese history and current events, rekindling an interest that began in the 1960s. Seeing Vietnam is the result, a traveler's journey in the grand tradition of Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene - part reportage, part impassioned memoir, part serendipitous adventure, all delivered with the acuity, wit, and political sophistication we have come to expect from her. As Brownmiller does the twist in a Hanoi disco, gorges on garlic-fried crab (while passing up the crunchy fried songbirds), bargains for hand-painted ceramics, joins a class in tai chi for older women, drinks tea with the Buddhist monks of Hue, sits crosslegged with the Bru Van Kieu near the ghostly remains of a military base, gives an impromptu English lesson to university students, is offered a pygmy slow loris on a Saigon street, and chats with representatives of some of the larger multinationals in her hotel lobby, the reader shares her intense engagement, her delight in each new encounter, and the emotional catharsis of seeing - and making friends with - a people and a country we have fought but never known
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Against our will : men, women and rape
FemininityIn our time : memoir of a revolutionSeeing Vietnam : encounters of the road and heartContemporary literary criticism
Alternative Names
Brownmiller, Susan 1935-

Susan Brownmiller Amerikaans journaliste

Susan Brownmiller periodista y activista feminista de Estados Unidos

Susan Brownmiller US-amerikanische Journalistin und Aktivistin

Warhaftig, Susan 1935-

Сьюзэн Браунмиллер

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سوزان براون ميلر

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ブラウンミラー, S.

ブラウンミラー, スーザン