Simone de Beauvoir
By (author) Ursula Tidd
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Simone de Beauvoir by Ursula Tidd
Book DescriptionSimone 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415263634
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ursula Tidd
Simone De Beauvoir, Paperback (June 2009)
A concise, critical appraisal of the life and works of Simone de Beauvoir (1908-86), the quintessential feminist intellectual, best known for her pioneering work "Le Deuxieme Sexe" (1949). Ursula Tidd draws on the latest scholarship on Beauvoir, as well as the extant volumes of her diaries and correspondence.
Simone De Beauvoir, Gender and Testimony, Paperback (December 2006)
A full-length study of Beauvoir's autobiographical and biographical writings in the context of ideas on selfhood.
Women in Contemporary France, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by Ursula Tidd
This work examines the contemporary situation of women in France and makes a contribution to the growing interdisciplinary interest in "la condition feminine". It addresses both mainstream issues and under-represented areas, such as women in rural France and immigrant and exiled women.
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