Promiscuities : the secret struggle for womanhood
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New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1998.
Status
Central - Adult Nonfiction
306.7082 WOLF
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
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Book
Edition
First Ballantine Books edition.
Physical Desc
xxx, 286 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0449907643, 9780449907641

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-271) and index.
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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.
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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.
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Wolf, N. (1998). Promiscuities: the secret struggle for womanhood. First Ballantine Books edition. New York: Fawcett Columbine.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wolf, Naomi. 1998. Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood. New York: Fawcett Columbine.

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Wolf, Naomi, Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1998.

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Wolf, Naomi. Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood. First Ballantine Books edition. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1998. Print.

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