Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir

by Mary S Evans
     
 

Simone de Beauvoir continues to dominate twentieth century feminist theory, yet her work is the focus of inflamed debate amongst theorists of feminism.

This accessible introduction to de Beauvoir's life and ideas considers the themes and tensions which inform her work. Mary Evans shows how de Beauvoir's writings resist simplistic interpretations and cannot be

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Overview

Simone de Beauvoir continues to dominate twentieth century feminist theory, yet her work is the focus of inflamed debate amongst theorists of feminism.

This accessible introduction to de Beauvoir's life and ideas considers the themes and tensions which inform her work. Mary Evans shows how de Beauvoir's writings resist simplistic interpretations and cannot be reduced to simple oppositions between masculine and feminine, rational and irrational, or social and natural. Highlighting the autobiographical aspects in de Beauvoir's work, Evans presents a new and important analysis of the complex relationship between fact, fiction and autobiography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803988668
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/21/1996
Series:
Women of Ideas Series, #3
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Evans is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury. She is the editor of both editions of The Woman Question (Fontana, 1982 and Sage, 1994) and co-editor of the European Journal of Women's Studies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Making of a Woman
The Woman and the Words
The Woman and Women
The Personal and the Political
Others
Reading de Beauvoir
Bibliography

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