Promiscuities - Naomi Wolf (Paperback)

An Opinionated History of Female Desire

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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.

Product Details

Barcode
9780099205913
Department
Books
Released
5 Mar 1998
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Naomi Wolf
Subtitle
An Opinionated History of Female Desire
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Language
English
Number of Pages
288
Dimensions
198 x 130 x 19mm (212g)

Summary

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.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Gender Studies
BISAC Subject 3
Social Science / Women's Studies
BIC Classification 1
Gender studies: women
BIC Classification 2
Sex & sexuality, sex manuals
Library Subject 1
Women
Library Subject 2
Sexual behavior
Library Subject 3
History
Dewey Classification
176.082
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Naomi Wolf was born in 1962 in San Francisco, where she grew up. She studied at Yale before becoming a Rhodes Scholar at New College, Oxford, and working in Edinburgh. She was catapulted to success in 1990 with the publication of her first book, The Beauty Myth, which became an international bestseller, published in fourteen countries. This was followed by another best-selling book, Fire with Fire, about women's relationship to power. She writes on women's issues and lectures all over the world.