Vagina - Naomi Wolf (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780061989179
Department
Books
Released
10 Dec 2013
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Naomi Wolf
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Harpercollins
Edition
REV UPD
Language
English
Number of Pages
393
Dimensions
203 x 135 x 20mm (318g)

Annotation

  • Interweaving physiology, history and culture, this thought-provoking exploration of the vagina, presented by one of today's most respected cultural critics and thinkers, reveals the physical, political and spiritual implications for women and for society as a whole, in this startling scientific breakthrough. 60,000 first printing.
  • Interweaving physiology, history, and culture, new scientific theories explore the connection between the vagina and the female brain and consciousness, revealing the physical, political, and spiritual implications for women.

Summary

One of our bestselling and most respected cultural critics, Naomi Wolf, acclaimed author of The Beauty Myth and The End of America, brings us an astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history that radically reframes how we understand the vagina&;and, consequently, how we understand women.

A &;New Biography,&; Vagina is at once serious, provocative, and immensely entertaining&;a radical and endlessly fascinating exploration of the gateway to female consciousness from a remarkable writer and thinker at the forefront of the new feminism.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Sociology
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Women's Studies
BISAC Subject 2
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural
BISAC Subject 3
Health & Fitness / Sexuality
Library Subject 1
Femininity; United States.
Library Subject 2
Women; Sexual behavior; United States.
Library Subject 3
Women; Identity.
Academic Subject 1
Sociology Of Women
Academic Subject 2
Human Physiology
Dewey Classification
306.7082

Inside Flap

An astonishing work of cutting&;edge science and cultural history from one of our most respected cultural critics and thinkers, Naomi Wolf, author of the modern classic The Beauty Myth

When an unexpected medical crisis sends Naomi Wolf on a journey to tease out the intersections between sexuality and creativity, she discovers&;much to her own astonishment&;an increasing body of scientific evidence that documents new insights about female sexual response. These breakthrough discoveries show that the vagina, clitoris, and labia&;the female sexual centers&;are not "merely flesh," but directly affect the female brain, and that the female brain directly affects, in newly documented ways, the vagina and female sexual centers. The vagina thus has a fundamental relationship to female consciousness itself. Utterly enthralling and totally fascinating, Vagina draws on this set of insights about "the mind-vagina connection" to reveal new information about what women really need, on many different levels, and considers what sexual relationships&;and a woman's relationship to her self, as well as to her own desire and pleasure&;transformed by these insights, may look like.

A brilliant and nuanced synthesis of physiology, history, and cultural criticism, Vagina explores the physical, political, and spiritual implications for women&;and for society as a whole&;in this startling series of new scientific breakthroughs from a writer whose conviction and keen intelligence have propelled her works to the tops of bestseller lists, and firmly into the realm of modern classics.

Author Bio

Wolf, Naomi: -

Naomi Wolf is the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Beauty Myth, Promiscuities, Misconceptions, The End of America, and Give Me Liberty. She writes for the New Republic, Time, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, La Repubblica, and the Sunday Times (London), among many other publications. She lives with her family in New York City.