Misconceptions - Naomi Wolf (Paperback)

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Every year, millions of women have their lives turned inside out by the experience of pregnancy. This book takes a critical look at the powerful vested interests in the pregnancy business and at the social message coming at women: an amalgam of sentimentality, psychologically dangerous half-truths and conflicting ideologies.

Product Details

Barcode
9780099274162
Department
Books
Released
1 Oct 2002
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Naomi Wolf
Subtitle
Truth, Lies and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Language
English
Number of Pages
288
Dimensions
198 x 132 x 19mm (210g)

Summary

Every year, millions of women have their lives turned inside out by the experience of pregnancy. A contemporary woman find herself caught in an absurd paradox: while in the grip of one of the most primal, lonely, sensual and, in some ways, psychologically debilitating and physically dangerous experiences, she is overwhelmed by invasive, trivialising and infantilising cultural messages about what is happening to her - and who really owns the experience.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Childcare/Parenting
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Sociology / Marriage & Family
BISAC Subject 2
Health & Fitness / Pregnancy & Childbirth
BISAC Subject 3
Family & Relationships / Life Stages / Infants & Toddlers
BISAC Subject 4
Health & Fitness / Pregnancy & Childbirth
BISAC Subject 5
Family & Relationships / Life Stages / Infants & Toddlers
BIC Classification 1
Gender studies: women
BIC Classification 2
Pregnancy, birth & baby care
BIC Classification 3
Gender studies: women
Library Subject 1
Pregnancy
Library Subject 2
Childbirth
Library Subject 3
Psychological aspects
Dewey Classification
306.8743
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Naomi Wolf is a bestselling American writer, known for her advocacy of feminism and progressive politics. She became internationally famous with the publication of her first book, The Beauty Myth, in 1991, and has gone on to write a subsequent six titles including: Fire with Fire, Promiscuities, Misconceptions and The Tree House.