Simone de Beauvoir, Gender and Testimony

Simone de Beauvoir, Gender and Testimony

by Ursula Tidd, Tidd Ursula
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521034507

ISBN-13: 9780521034500

Pub. Date: 10/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first full-length study to explore Simone de Beauvoir's autobiographical and biographical writings in the context of her ideas on selfhood as formulated in The Second Sex and other philosophical essays of the 1940s. Ursula Tidd presents a detailed analysis of Beauvoir's engagement with issues of gender, sexuality and race, as part of her

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Overview

This is the first full-length study to explore Simone de Beauvoir's autobiographical and biographical writings in the context of her ideas on selfhood as formulated in The Second Sex and other philosophical essays of the 1940s. Ursula Tidd presents a detailed analysis of Beauvoir's engagement with issues of gender, sexuality and race, as part of her auto/biographical strategy in seeking to write herself into the male-constructed autobiographical canon. Tidd offers new readings of Beauvoir's unpublished diaries and recently published letters along with more well-known philosophical and autobiographical texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521034500
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in French Series, #61
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Becoming the Self: 1. Pyrrhus et Cinéas and Pour une morale de l'ambiguité; 2. Le Deuxième Sexe; Part II. Writing the Life: 3. Narratives of self-representation; 4. Negotiating autobiography; 5. Writing the self - Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée; 6. Bearing witness with the Other, bearing witness for the Other; 7. Writing the Other; Notes; Bibliography; Filmography.

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