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Description - Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf

Every year, millions of women have their lives turned inside out by the experience of pregnancy. A contemporary woman finds 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 experience, she is overwhelmed by invasive, trivialising and infantilising cultural messages about what is happening to her - and who really owns the experience. Wolf 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. She discusses with devastating honesty her own two pregnancies and those of other women, from the physical and emotional effects of having your body taken over, through the elation and the fear, to the choice of delivery method (where mother-friendly childbirth is often in conflict with hospital-friendly practice) and the effects of post-partum depression. "Despite thirty years of fierce feminist writing about the myths of motherhood, Misconceptions reminds us that pregnancy and birth are still swaddled in lay

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099274162
ISBN-10: 0099274167
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 131mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf is the author of The Beauty Myth, an international bestseller, and named one of the most significant books of the century by the New York Times. She lectures widely and her most recent book, Promiscuities, was published to wide acclaim.

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