9781861894342

Simone De Beauvoir

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    9781861894342

  • ISBN10:

    1861894341

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-08-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking work has transformed the way we think about gender and identity. Without her 1949 text "The Second Sex," gender theory as we know it today would be unthinkable. A leading figure in French existentialism, Beauvoir's concepts of "becoming woman" and of woman as "Other" are among the most influential ideas in feminist enquiry and debate.This book guides the reader through the main areas of Simone de Beauvoir's thought, including: *existentialism and ethics*gender studies and feminism*literature and autobiography*sexuality, the body and ageingDrawing upon Beauvoir's literary and theoretical texts, this is the essential guidebook for those approaching the work of this key thinker for the first time.

Author Biography

Ursula Tidd is a senior lecturer in the Department of French Studies at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Simone de Beauvoir, Gender and Testimony, among other books.

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