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Simone de Beauvoir
     

Simone de Beauvoir

by Ursula Tidd
 

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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

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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 ageing
Drawing upon Beauvoir's literary and theoretical texts, this is the ideal introduction to her thought for students on a range of courses including literature, cultural studies, gender, philosophy and modern languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861894342
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Reaktion Books - Critical Lives Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

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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