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Laura Kipnis
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Laura Kipnis is a professor of media studies at Northwestern University. She has received fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of many essays and articles on sexual politics and contemporary culture, and of the book Against Love: A Polemic.

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Against Love
A Polemic
Written by Laura Kipnis


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $15.00

“Will all the adulterers in the room please stand up?” So begins Laura Kipnis’s profoundly provocative and waggish inquiry into our never-ending quest for lasting love, and its attendant issues of fidelity and betrayal. In the tradition of social critiques such as Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism, Against Love keenly... Read more >
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Against Love
A Polemic
Written by Laura Kipnis


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 16, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Female Thing
Dirt, envy, sex, vulnerability
Written by Laura Kipnis


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $14.00

From the author of the acclaimed Against Love comes a pointed, audacious, and witty examination of the state of the female psyche in the post-post-feminist world of the twenty-first century.

Women remain caught between feminism and femininity, between self-affirmation and an endless quest for self-improvement, between playing an injured party and claiming... Read more >
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The Female Thing
Dirt, envy, sex, vulnerability
Written by Laura Kipnis


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

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