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Title:
Simone de Beauvoir
Author:
Tidd, Ursula.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
x, 157 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Why Beauvoir? -- Key Ideas -- Existentialism -- Ethics -- Becoming Woman -- Feminist Praxis -- Literature -- Age -- After Beauvoir.
Reading Level:
1490 Lexile.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip044/2003011017.html
ISBN:
9780415263641

9780415263634
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Book

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Summary

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 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.


Table of Contents

Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Key Ideasp. 11
1 Existentialismp. 13
2 Ethicsp. 29
3 Becoming Womanp. 49
4 Feminist Praxisp. 71
5 Literaturep. 83
6 Agep. 101
Further Readingp. 127
Works Citedp. 143
Indexp. 151