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Wolf, Naomi

Overview
Works: 89 works in 366 publications in 14 languages and 15,735 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  History  Feminist films  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Film adaptations  Filmed speeches  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: HQ1219, 305.42
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Most widely held works by Naomi Wolf
The beauty myth : how images of beauty are used against women by Naomi Wolf( Book )

51 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,856 WorldCat member 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 )

31 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the emotional terrain of impending motherhood as the author documents her own pregnancy and those of 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 652 WorldCat member 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 beauty myth by Naomi Wolf( Book )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inhalt: 1. Der Schönheitsmythos, 2. Arbeit, 3. Kultur, 4. Religion, 5. Sex, 6. Hunger, 7. Gewalt, 8. Über den Schönheitsmythos hinaus, Anmerkungen und Quellenhinweise
The end of America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 199 WorldCat member 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
Naomi Wolf the beauty myth by Naomi Wolf( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member 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
Vagina : a new biography by Naomi Wolf( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The end of America by Naomi Wolf( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member 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
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 93 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents speeches by five famous persons each with an introduction detailing the time, place and events surrounding them
Fire with fire by Naomi Wolf( Recording )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member 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
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 41 WorldCat member 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
Becoming Barbie( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member 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
 
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The end of America : letter of warning to a young patriot
Alternative Names
Naomi Wolf Amerikaans schrijver

Naomi Wolf amerykańska pisarka i intelektualistka

Naomi Wolf US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und politische Aktivistin

Naomi Wolfov

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

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Fire with fire : the new female power and how it will change the 21st centuryPromiscuities : the secret struggle for womanhoodThe end of America : letter of warning to a young patriotMisconceptions : truth, lies, and the unexpected on the journey to motherhoodGive me liberty : a handbook for American revolutionariesThe beauty mythPromiscuities : a secret history of female desireThe end of America letter of warning to a young patriot : a citizen's call to action