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The classic manifesto of the liberated woman, this book explores every facet of a woman's life.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 1989
File: 746 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780679724513

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While earlier research considered Simone de Beauvoir in the perspectives of Existentialism or Feminism, this work is the first to emphasize her reflective and descriptive approach and the full range of issues she addresses. There are valuable chapters and sections that are historical and/or comparative, but most of the contents of this work critically examine Beauvoir's views on old age (whereon she is the first phenomenologist to work), biology, gender, ethics, ethnicity (where she is among the first), and politics (again among the first). Besides their systematic as well as historical significance, these chapters show her philosophy as on a par with those of Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Paul Sartre in quality, richness and distinctiveness of problematics, and the penetration of her insight into collective as well as individual human life within the socio-historical world.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Wendy O'Brien
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2001-08-31
File: 263 Pages
ISBN-13: 0792370643

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Simone de Beauvoir and Luce Irigaray famously insisted on their philosophical differences, and this mutual insistence has largely guided the reception of their thought. What does it mean to return to Simone de Beauvoir and Luce Irigaray in light of questions and problems of contemporary feminism, including intersectional and queer criticisms of their projects? How should we now take up, amplify, and surpass the horizons opened by their projects? Seeking answers to these questions, the essays in this volume return to Beauvoir and Irigaray to find what the two philosophers share. And as the authors make clear, the richness of Beauvoir and Irigaray's thought far exceeds the reductive parameters of the Eurocentric, bourgeois second-wave debates that have constrained interpretation of their work. The first section of this volume places Beauvoir and Irigaray in critical dialogue, exploring the place of the material and the corporeal in Beauvoir's thought and, in doing so, reading Beauvoir in a framework that goes beyond a theory of gender and the humanism of phenomenology. The essays in the second section of the volume take up the challenge of articulating points of dialogue between the two focal philosophers in logic, ethics, and politics. Combined, these essays resituate Beauvoir and Irigaray's work both historically and in light of contemporary demands, breaking new ground in feminist philosophy.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Emily Anne Parker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2017
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780190275594

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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2015-03-05
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781473521919

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This volume collects papers presented at the annual French Literature Conference, sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the University of South Carolina.

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Genre: Foreign Language Study
Author: James T. Day
Publisher: Rodopi
Release: 2009-01
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789042026483

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, the book that arguably stands as the stepping stone for all other feminists' work. As a work of post-WWII, The Second Sex stirred up controversary as women in France and America had just earned their right to vote and men who fought on the front returned home to reclaim the jobs that had been filled by women. Moreover, the fight for liberation and equality for women continues to impact politics and philosophy even today. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of de Beauvoir’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

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Genre: Study Aids
Author: Intelligent Education
Publisher: Influence Publishers
Release: 2020-02-15
File: 130 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781645423935

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In everyday language, masochism is usually understood as the desire to abdicate control in exchange for sensation—pleasure, pain, or a combination thereof. Yet at its core, masochism is a site where power, bodies, and society come together. Sensational Flesh uses masochism as a lens to examine how power structures race, gender, and embodiment in different contexts. Drawing on rich and varied sources—from 19th century sexology, psychoanalysis, and critical theory to literary texts and performance art—Amber Jamilla Musser employs masochism as a powerful diagnostic tool for probing relationships between power and subjectivity. Engaging with a range of debates about lesbian S&M, racialization, femininity, and disability, as well as key texts such as Sacher-Masoch’s Venus in Furs, Pauline Réage’s The Story of O, and Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality, Musser renders legible the complex ways that masochism has been taken up by queer, feminist, and critical race theories. Furthering queer theory’s investment in affect and materiality, she proposes “sensation” as an analytical tool for illustrating what it feels like to be embedded in structures of domination such as patriarchy, colonialism, and racism and what it means to embody femininity, blackness, and pain. Sensational Flesh is ultimately about the ways in which difference is made material through race, gender, and sexuality and how that materiality is experienced.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Amber Jamilla Musser
Publisher: NYU Press
Release: 2014-09-05
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781479868117

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Author: Ouvrage Dirige Par Ingrid Galster
Publisher:
Release: 2015
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 2745333941

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In Behalf P. N. Furbank argues that in thinking about society and politics, one needs to start from the proposition that every human being contains within himself or herself the entire potentiality of the human species and that it is therefore wrong to regard cultural differences as innate. ø This conclusion, in turn, raises doubts about the concept of pluralism as propounded by political philosophers such as Isaiah Berlin. According to Berlin, societies incarnate sets of values that, while good in themselves, might be incommensurable or incompatible with those of other societies. As Furbank shows, however, the epithets ?incommensurable? and ?incompatible? fall to pieces under scrutiny. Furthermore, the tacit implication that pluralism is a political concept, rivaling democracy, appears to be an illusion. ø Furbank proceeds to consider the question of what it means to act ?on behalf? of others. He notes that the apparent strength of ?politics of the person??the ground of feminist, black, and gay politics, with its insistence that everyone should speak with his or her own distinctive voice, unmediated by representation or action on behalf of others?is its freedom from the taint of philanthropy. But he argues that this freedom comes at a high price, which is no less than that of involving the term ?politics? in self-contradiction. He concludes that there is seemingly no substitute for what one might call ?politics proper? and that this form of politics is by nature on behalf of someone or something not itself?a politics that is, incurably, philanthropic, and, being so, is exposed to all the snares and temptations with which philanthropy is plagued.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Philip Nicholas Furbank
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release: 1999-01-01
File: 126 Pages
ISBN-13: 080322009X

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Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Donald Haase
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Release: 2004
File: 268 Pages
ISBN-13: 0814330304

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