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Beauvoir and The Second Sex Feminism, Race, and the Origins of Existentialism von Simons, Margaret A. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 07.02.2001
  • Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Beauvoir and The Second Sex

In a compelling chronicle of her search to understand Beauvoir's philosophy in The Second Sex, Margaret A. Simons offers a unique perspective on BeauvoirOs wide-ranging contribution to twentieth-century thought. She details the discovery of the origins of Beauvoir's existential philosophy in her handwritten diary from 1927, uncovers evidence of the sexist exclusion of Beauvoir from the philosophical canon, reveals evidence that the African-American writer Richard Wright provided Beauvoir with the theoretical model of oppression that she used in The Second Sex, shows the influence of The Second Sex in transforming Sartre's philosophy and in laying the theoretical foundations of radical feminism, and addresses feminist issues of racism, motherhood, and lesbian identity. Simons also draws on her experience as a WomenOs Liberation organizer as she witnessed how women used The Second Sex in defining the foundations of radical feminism. Bringing together her work as both activist and scholar, Simons offers a highly original contribution to the renaissance of Beauvoir scholarship.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 07.02.2001
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780742571273
    Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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