The Resource Promiscuities : the secret struggle for womanhood, Naomi Wolf

Promiscuities : the secret struggle for womanhood, Naomi Wolf

Label
Promiscuities : the secret struggle for womanhood
Title
Promiscuities
Title remainder
the secret struggle for womanhood
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Wolf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolf, Naomi
Dewey number
306.7/0835/2
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ27.5
LC item number
.W65 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Women
  • United States
Label
Promiscuities : the secret struggle for womanhood, Naomi Wolf
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-271) and index
Contents
First person sexual -- The Time and the place : 1968-1971 -- The facts of life -- Activity into passivity : blanking out -- Free flight to house arrest : slowing down -- Nakedness : pride and shame -- Girlfriends -- Sluts -- First base : hierarchy -- Second base : love and control -- Crash course : their bodies -- Third base : identity -- Fourth base : how to make a woman -- Skipped homework : our bodies -- More skipped homework : our pleasure -- Babies -- Cheap or precious? -- Adults -- A virus -- An hypocrisy -- The technically white dress -- The time and the place : 1996
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxx, 286 p.
Isbn
9780679416036
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96046724
System control number
  • 1228752-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1228752
  • (Sirsi) o36225757
  • (OCoLC)36225757
Label
Promiscuities : the secret struggle for womanhood, Naomi Wolf
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-271) and index
Contents
First person sexual -- The Time and the place : 1968-1971 -- The facts of life -- Activity into passivity : blanking out -- Free flight to house arrest : slowing down -- Nakedness : pride and shame -- Girlfriends -- Sluts -- First base : hierarchy -- Second base : love and control -- Crash course : their bodies -- Third base : identity -- Fourth base : how to make a woman -- Skipped homework : our bodies -- More skipped homework : our pleasure -- Babies -- Cheap or precious? -- Adults -- A virus -- An hypocrisy -- The technically white dress -- The time and the place : 1996
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxx, 286 p.
Isbn
9780679416036
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96046724
System control number
  • 1228752-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1228752
  • (Sirsi) o36225757
  • (OCoLC)36225757

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