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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laura Kipnis  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1956 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://laurakipnis.com/
-- Laura Kipnis on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=laura+kipnis


Illinois Connection

Laura Kipnis is a Professor at Northwwestern University's School of Communication in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kipnis is th author of ''Against Love: A Polemic'' and ''The Female Thing: DDirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability'', which have been translated into fifteen languages. She is a professor in the Department of Radio/TV/Film at Northweasterdn University, has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation and has contributed to ''Slate'', ''Harper's'', ''The Nation'', and ''The New York Times Magazine''. She lives in New York and Chicago.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Against love :
ISBN: 9780375719325. OCLC Number: 56537869

Vintage Books,. .

Bound and gagged :
ISBN: 0822323435. OCLC Number: 318419790

Duke University Press,. .

Presents and challenges the most basic assumptions about America's relationship with pornography and questions what the calls to eliminate it are really attempting to protect.

Bound and Gagged :
ISBN: 130689610X. OCLC Number: 881839598

Duke University Press Books,. .

Ecstasy unlimited :
ISBN: 0816619964. OCLC Number: 191935400

University of Minnesota Press,. .

How to become a scandal :
ISBN: 0805089799. OCLC Number: 540643949

Metropolitan Books,. .

Delivering virtuoso analyses of four paradigmatic cases, Laura Kipnis examines contemporary downfall sagas to lay bare the American psyche: what we desire, what we punish, and what we disavow.

How to become a scandal :
ISBN: 9781429930659. OCLC Number: 872607772

Henry Holt and Company,. .

We all relish a good scandal'the larger the figure (governor, judge) and more shocking the particulars (diapers, cigars)'the better. But why do people feel compelled to act out their tangled psychodramas on the national stage, and why do we so enjoy watching them, hurling our condemnations while savoring every lurid detail' With pointed daggers of prose (The New Yorker), Laura Kipnis examines contemporary downfall sagas to lay bare the American psyche: what we desire, what we punish, and what we disavow. She delivers virtuoso analyses of four paradigmatic cases: a lovelorn astronaut, an unhinged judge, a venomous whistleblower, and an over-imaginative memoirist. The motifs are classic'revenge, betrayal, ambition, madness'though the pitfalls are ones we all negotiate daily. After all, every one of us is a potential scandal in the making: failed self-knowledge and colossal self-deception'the necessary ingredients'are our collective plight. In How to Become a Scandal, bad behavior is the entry point for a brilliant cultural romp as well as an anti-civics lesson. Shove your rules, says scandal, and no doubt every upright citizen, deep within, cheers the transgression'as long as it's someone else's head on the block.

The female thing :
ISBN: 0375424172. OCLC Number: 66463756

Pantheon Books,. .

"Breathing new life into age-old questions, each of the four chapters of "The Female Thing" takes a hot-button issue of feminism and femininity and turns the usual story around."--Jacket.

The female thing :
ISBN: 9780307495440. OCLC Number: 607089657

Vintage Books,. .

Breathing new life into age-old questions, each of the four chapters of The gemale thing takes a hot-button issue of feminism and femininity and turns the usual story around.