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Vagina: A New Biography - Naomi Wolf
Vagina: A New Biography
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An astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history that radically reframes how we understand the vagina—and consequently, how we understand women—from one of our most respected cultural critics and thinkers, Naomi Wolf, author of the modern classic The Beauty Myth. When an... show more
An astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history that radically reframes how we understand the vagina—and consequently, how we understand women—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 deeply personal journey to tease out the intersections between sexuality and creativity, she discovers, much to her own astonishment, an increasing body of scientific evidence that suggests that the vagina is not merely flesh, but an intrinsic component of the female brain—and thus has a fundamental connection to female consciousness itself. Utterly enthralling and totally fascinating, Vagina: A New Biography draws on this set of insights about "the mind-vagina connection" to reveal new information about what women really need, and considers what a sexual relationship—and a relationship to the self—transformed by these insights could look like. Exhilarating and groundbreaking, Vagina: A New Biography combines rigorous science, explained for lay readers, with cultural history and deeply personal considerations of the role of female desire in female identity, creativity, and confidence, from interviewees of all walks of life. Heralded by Publishers Weekly as one of the best science books of the year, it is a provocative and deeply engaging book that elucidates the ties between a woman's experience of her vagina and her sense of self; her impulses, dreams, and courage; and her role in love and in society in completely new and revelatory ways sure to provoke impassioned conversation. A brilliant and nuanced synthesis of physiology, history, and cultural criticism, Vagina: A New Biography explores the physical, political, and spiritual implications of this startling series of new scientific breakthroughs for women and for society as a whole, from a writer whose conviction and keen intelligence have propelled her works to the tops of bestseller lists, and firmly into the realms of modern classics.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061989162 (0061989169)
ASIN: 0061989169
Publisher: Ecco
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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truepenny
truepenny rated it
3.0 Vagina: A New Biography
It has its limitations, mainly discussing a very Western and hetero-centric idea of the vagina, but Wolf admits this with the reasoning that expanding to include more diverse female sexualities and cultural understandings of them would require a much more hefty tome. Which is likely true.I also foun...
Osho
Osho rated it
One wonders what factors other than randomness lead to winning this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I look forward to carrying this around at work.***While reading: While some reviewers find this "dry," I'm not finding it dry enough, as in: Science. I'm in a chapter on neurotransmitters that contains ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
"Mind-vagina connection"? I think that I would not be impressed by the neurology here, especially soon after reading Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference.
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