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The feminine subject

Author: Susan J Hekman
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity, 2014.
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In 1949 Simone de Beauvoir asked, "What does it mean to be a woman?" Her answer to that question inaugurated a radical transformation of the meaning of "woman" that defined the direction of subsequent feminist theory. What Beauvoir discovered is that it is impossible to define "woman" as an equal human being in our philosophical and political tradition. Her effort to redefine "woman" outside these parameters set  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan J Hekman
ISBN: 1322317526 9781322317526 9780745687858 0745687857
OCLC Number: 896636151
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 228 pages)
Contents: Simone de Beauvoir and the Beginnings of The Feminine Subject --
Difference I: The "French Feminists" --
Difference II: Radical Feminism and the Relational Self --
Continuing the Tradition: Liberalism and Marxism --
From Difference to Differences: Postmodernism, Race, Ethnicity, and Intersectionality --
The Material Subject.
Responsibility: Susan Hekman.
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Susan Hekman has written a brilliant and much needed book. She encourages contemporary scholars to pursue the radical, boundary-breaking project of bringing woman into philosophical traditions and Read more...

 
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